The City of Oakland Park has been awarded a substantial federal grant of $400,000 to enhance the Royal Palm Park Trail, located at 1701 NW 38th Street. The grant, provided by the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) of the Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, aims to support the development and maintenance of recreational trails and trail-related facilities. The funds will be utilized to widen the existing trail, repair and resurface the mile long asphalt trail, and improve pedestrian lighting.
Commitment to Community Improvement
Oakland Park has consistently prioritized improving the quality of life for its residents. The Royal Palm Park Trail Project is another example of the city’s ongoing efforts. Sierra Marrero, Assistant Director of Engineering and Building Services, highlighted the significance of this endeavor in enhancing community parks and park amenities.
The Royal Palm Park Trail Project is just one of many initiatives that demonstrate Oakland Park’s commitment to community enhancement and wellness. Recent accomplishments include the opening of Phase I of City Park, the construction of the North Andrews Gardens Community Center, and the construction of the Wag Dog Park at Giusti Park. The City also has plans for future improvements to Lloyd Estates Park, Dr. Carter G. Woodson Park, and Stevens Field.
$50 Million In Grants
Oakland Park’s dedication to securing grant funding for various projects has proven fruitful. Since 2015, the City has successfully obtained over $50 million in grants for important endeavors such as the playground at North Andrews Gardens, medians on Oakland Park Boulevard, sidewalks surrounding Oakland Park Elementary, and the Public Works Emergency Operations Center, to name a few.
The $400,000 federal grant for the Royal Palm Park Trail is just the latest grant the City has received. The City and its employees continue to seek out grant opportunities that will benefit the community and apply every chance they get.
This effort, not seen always by the public eye, underscores the City’s commitment to enhancing recreational amenities and improving the overall quality of life for its residents.
The Royal Palm Park Trail improvements will provide residents with an enhanced outdoor recreational experience and contribute to the ongoing development and maintenance of Oakland Park’s thriving park system.