A 150-acre park in the metro El Paso area is slated to receive upgrades to its network of walking trails, while also seeing the construction of new shelters and restrooms that will be Americans with Disabilities Act compliant.
Funding for the work at the San Felipe Park in Fabens is coming in the form of a $400,000 grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission.
Altogether, the commission has announced that it will be funding this year nearly two dozen park infrastructure and facility projects across the state.
In total, the award grants announced by the commission come to just over $3.8 million, and are designed in particular to support both motorized and non-motorized recreational trail upgrading projects.
The Texas State Legislature earlier this spring passed a bill which will put on the November ballot a constitutional amendment mandating that revenue from a sporting goods tax must go to the upgrading of roads, trails, bathrooms, and bridges in all of Texas’ state parks.
By Garry Boulard