The Parks and Recreation Authority awarded Alamance County a $450,000 grant for the construction of a new accessible playground at Cedarock Park. The funds were awarded through the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund – Accessibility for Parks Grant, which aims to provide matching grants to local governments for parks facilities for children and veterans living with disabilities. Impact Alamance provided an additional $70,000 in matching funds for the Cedarock playground project as this works aligns with their priority to create healthy places accessible to all residents.
The grant dollars will fund the purchase and construction of new playground equipment, picnic areas, yard games, and an accessible walkway connecting the playground area to the existing ADA-accessible Curtis Mill Trail. The centrally located accessible playground and amenities will provide a space for all park patrons, regardless of physical ability, to socialize and enjoy outdoor recreation. Construction of the new playground area will begin in the Fall of 2023.
Cedarock Park is a 500-acre park in southern Alamance County that welcomes more than 180,000 visitors annually. This expansive nature park was established in 1975 on the historic farm of John and Polly Garrett, and continues to serve the citizens of Alamance County and visitors with a wide variety of outdoor facilities. The park offers four miles of hiking trails, six miles of equestrian trails, two disc golf courses, a footgolf course, a historical farm, a picturesque waterfall over an old mill dam, a playground, canoe and kayak rentals, camping, and ample field space for open play. Visit alamanceparks.com for more information.
North Carolina Governor’s Office Press Release Announcing Grant Awards:
To view the press release from the North Carolina Governor’s office regarding the Parks and Recreation Authority accessibility for parks grant awards visit:
Impact Alamance is a public charity and part of the Cone Health network for exceptional care. As a grantmaking foundation and supporting organization of Alamance Regional Medical Center, investments support the health system’s mission of improving the health of the community. Impact Alamance’s mission is to partner and invest in the community to achieve hope, health, and prosperity for everyone in Alamance County. www.impactalamance.com