The Town of Cramerton was awarded a $500,000 grant from the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Authority (NC PARTF) on Friday, May 10th. The NC Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Authority received 78 applications requesting $20,600,000 in funding and only 14 projects were successful in sharing $4,000,000 in funding.
The Goat Island Park, Phase II project includes the construction of a 191’ x 10’ pedestrian bridge connecting Goat Island to the Town Center area, a paved loop trail around the open meadow area, a 2-5 year old playground, dog park, permanent cornhole boards, and two concrete outdoor ping pong tables.
The total cost of the Phase II Island Project is $1,220,000 and the Town is actively seeking additional funding for the project. The Town has received a $10,000 Adopt-A-Trails grant for the project. The Town also received a $20,000 grant from the Glenn Foundation here in Gaston County to go towards the construction of the project too!