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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Carbondale Receives $1.2M Grant To Improve Evergreen Park

Evergreen Park


CARBONDALE – Today, Governor JB Pritzker’s Administration announced the recipients of the Rebuild Illinois Grants, which were awarded to communities to help jumpstart capital improvement projects.

The City of Carbondale was awarded $1,245,541 by the Governor’s Office and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to make accessibility improvements at Evergreen Park.

“Investments aimed toward building modern infrastructure and fostering stronger and better-connected communities are at the center of our historic $45 billion capital plan,” said Governor Pritzker.

The funding will be used to make significant upgrades at Evergreen Park, including the replacement of the bathrooms, paving of all roads and parking lots within the park, and adding sidewalks to make the park more accessible.

More than 250 applications were submitted, and only 17 communities received funding. The work at Evergreen Park will begin within 90 days.

For more information, call Public Relations Officer Roni LeForge at 618-559-1939.


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