ODNR Presents Check to City of Alliance For Parks

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$250,000 to be used for various parks improvements
ODNR Presents Check to City of Alliance For Parks 
 The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) today presented a check in the amount of $250,000 to the City of Alliance and its Department of Parks, Recreation and Public Lands for various park improvements.  The check presentation took place at Silver Park in the Miller Pavilion with attendees including Mayor Toni Middleton from Alliance, Director Sean Logan from ODNR, State Senator John Boccieri, State Representative Mark Okey and State Representative John Hagan.
 
“Parks do not only facilitate social interaction,” said Director Logan, “but also help preserve public lands and preserve critical wildlife habitat.  Parks and recreation truly provide the opportunity for residents to be physically active while also providing true economic benefits to the local community.”

The $250,000 grant awarded to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Public Lands came from ODNR’s portion of House Bill 562, the Capital Budget bill, designated for local park projects.  The funds will be used to make capital improvements to Alliance Park. 
 
The City of Alliance Department of Parks, Recreation and Public Lands currently maintains 220 acres consisting of 24 parks and parklands.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR web site at ohiodnr.gov for more information.