The Roanoke Rapids Parks and Recreation Department has received a grant for the Chaloner Park Improvement Project from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in Winston-Salem.
The city’s planning board this evening threw its support behind a grant application that could help bring improvements to Chaloner Recreation Center.
The Roanoke Rapids Parks and Recreation Department will apply for two grants to fund the Chaloner Recreation Center portion of the Highway 158 Masterplan.
A splash pad and spray park for Chaloner Recreation center will be the first priority in an application for funds made to the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust.
Improvements to Chaloner Recreation Center would be the first priority in a Highway 158 corridor plan, city officials said at a forum Tuesday night.
Residents next week will have a chance to give their input into a master plan project which could benefit two parks in the Highway 158 corridor as well as Chaloner Recreation center.
We realize there is probably bitterness today, a lingering bad taste from months of debate on the Chaloner pool debacle.
The Chaloner Recreation Center pool project is now one of replacement rather than repair.
Obviously, there was a pragmatic, cold, number-crunching side which led to the unanimous approval of Chaloner pool repairs Tuesday night.
Nearly eight months of intense debate ended this evening as three members of Roanoke Rapids City Council shot down a motion to fund repairs of the Chaloner Recreation Center pool.