SEMINOLE — The Florida Recreational Development Assistance Program has awarded two grants totaling $400,000 to the city of Seminole for ADA playground and lighting projects at Waterfront Park and Blossom Lake Park.
Because the Seminole City Council allocated funds for park projects, both are matching grants, said City Manager Ann Toney-Deal.
“You have doubled your money by budgeting,” she said.
The city will receive $250,000 toward building an “all-access, all-abilities playground” and lighting at Waterfront Park, 10400 Park Blvd., said Toney-Deal.
Because ADA playground elements are “very, very expensive,” the amount won’t build “the whole park, but a wonderful start,” she said.
She added, “It’s enough to address our needs for some time.”
The city also received $150,000 for Blossom Lake Park.
Located at 10407 Blossom Lake Drive, Blossom Lake Park is a pocket park the city plans to redevelop. City staff has met with residents several times for feedback on what they’d like to see at the park, which currently offers a 1/3-mile fitness trail, basketball court, numerous gazebos with charcoal grills, fishing lake, two playground areas, two horseshoe pits and a multipurpose ball field.