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Morrow seeking funding for park renovations

This architectural drawing shows renovations the city of Morrow plans to make at Milton Daniel Park. The city has applied for Community Development Block Grant funds to pay for the planned renovations.

This architectural drawing shows renovations the city of Morrow plans to make at Milton Daniel Park. The city has applied for Community Development Block Grant funds to pay for the planned renovations.

— A park considered to be one of Morrow’s top recreation facilities may be getting a $194,595 facelift.

Milton Daniel Park is on track to get new picnic amenities, new grass and trash cans. It is also slated to undergo drainage renovations that city officials expect will reduce the amount of water that pools after rain storms.

However, that is if the city can get the Community Development Block Grant funding it is seeking for the renovations.

“In its totality, the project will improve Morrow’s premier park, a park that is heavily used for leisure and exercise, a park that allows seniors, children, students and all of Morrow and Clayton County’s residents to come out and enjoy a well-maintained public facility,” a summary presentation to the council states.

The city council the grant application for the project last month, under the city’s justification that the renovations will “benefit low- to moderate-income persons.”

The CDBG funds sought for the renovations would come from Clayton County’s Community Development HUD Program.

The drainage portion of project is slated to include new inlet and outlet headwalls, a drop inlet, corrugated metal pipe, “Rip Rap” rock that will used to line stream beds and an out control structure that will collect water runoff.

The new grass is slated to be installed between the park’s walking trail and the Graceland Park entrance.

The remaining renovation includes a new picnic pavilion, new picnic tables, the new trash cans and new park benches.