Platte Ridge Park, located north on Hwy. 371
of Platte City, is going to get some help in development
via a federal grant.
Platte County has been awarded a $150,000 recreation
grant awarded by the National Park Service division
of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
I am very pleased to announced that the
National Park Service has partnered with Missouri
to develop new recreation projects, said
Senator Jim Talent.
Every community in Missouri should have
access to parks and recreational areas for family
and community events. This is an important investment
in Missouri and I am certain that families in
Platte City will enjoy using the new outdoor areas.
The funds will be joined with $2 million to complete
Phase 1 of the Platte Ridge Park project.
Phase 1 of the parks renovation will include
the development of a soccer and football field
complex, site preparation for a family area which
will include an enlarged fishing pond, new shelter
house and a walking path.
According to Platte County Parks and Recreation
Director Brian Nowotny, the family area will be
completed and open this fall, with the soccer
and football complex to be open next year.
These are new facilities that have been
lacking in our county, which are now being provided
by the Phase 1 renovations, said Nowotny.
Currently there are no dedicated youth soccer
or football fields in our county and now this
place will be providing them with a place to call
Nowotny explained that with the acquisition of
the 215 acres of land, it will allow for the accommodation
of more amenities.
As the community grows and the population
increases, there can be future development and
expansion at Platte Ridge Park, stated Nowotny.
The National Park Service division awarded $417,782
in matching grants to three cities in Missouri
as part of the Land and Water Conservation Fund
Were excited to have received this
grant, we know how stiff the competition is for
the state grants, stated Nowotny. Were
very thankful for the senators support and
we look forward to the park opening this fall.