Money in hand

Village awarded $85,900 federal grant to help pay for Grady Park improvements

IMPROVEMENTS AT GRADY PARK in Saukville planned for next year will be funded in part by a federal grant administered through the state Department of Natural Resources. Improvements will include a new soccer field and rebuilding the tennis and basketball courts. Photo by Sam Arendt
Ozaukee Press Staff

The Village of Saukville has received a federal grant that will help pay for proposed improvements at Grady Park next year.

The $85,900 land and water conservation grant administered by the state Department of Natural Resources will help fund proposed improvements at the park.

Those improvements would include:

Development of a soccer field at the north end of the park, replacing a forested area that was hit by an emerald ash borer infestation. The field will be available to Saukville Elementary School and be designed for 8 to 10-year-olds.

Reconstruction of two tennis courts, including replacing fencing, nets and backboards, installing LED lighting, resurfacing, improved drainage and striping for pickle ball.    

Replacement of the basketball court with a full-size court with LED lighting.

Replacement of the batting cage.

The village spent $175,000 on park improvements in 2018, including a new pavilion and upgrades to the concession stand.

“This is a very ambitious program that the Village of Saukville is embarking on. These improvements have been discussed for several years and the time is right for the projects to move forward,” according to a memo describing the project.

The new improvements are expected to cost $171,800. The new plan is included in the 2019 budget, which has yet to be approved by the Village Board.

If approved, the work would be  completed in 2019, Village Administrator Dawn Wagner said.




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