The City of Lakeland has been approved for a Local Parks and Recreation Fund grant of $142,000 for completion of phase II & III of Windward Slopes Park (the park by Lakeland Fire Station # 1). Since the city applied for a $300,000 grant, we will need to reduce the project somewhat, but it still will be an excellent park facility. The City has $300,000 budgeted for this project.
Park and Recreation Director Brenda Lockhart prepared and wrote the grant. She spent a lot of time and effort on preparation of the grant, and it paid off! Congratulations Brenda!
Windward Slopes Park currently has a walking trail. Planned improvements include picnic facilities, playground equipment and expanded recreational opportunities.