Belton Receives $100,000 for Nolan Creek Recreational Project
(KCEN) -- The city of Belton now has more funding to improving the Nolan Creek area after receiving a $100,000 grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission.
The city's Nolan Creek Recreational Project plans to add recreational water features to the creek that runs through the city.
Funding provided by the Parks and Wildlife Commission will be used to remove two low-water crossings and to add put in and takeout locations for people who want to kayak or tube the creek.
The put in and takeout locations will be from 9th Avenue to Confederate Park with other water features along the way.
HEB and CGI are also providing funding for the project. The city has now raised $200,000 for the proposal, which includes trails, picnic tables, exercise stations, creek improvements and other features.
"This announcement is a great thing. This puts us real close to being able to start and complete phase one of the project," Belton Mayor Jim Covington said in a press release. "We have two $50,000 contributions from HEB and CGI, and we're still looking for other industries and businesses that want to be involved with donations and grants. It's an exciting thing that we'll be able to have some water recreation on Nolan Creek very soon."
Belton's Nolan Creek Recreational Project was the top scoring project among the other projects considered.