Disc golf, shelters and beautification coming to Cabarrus

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Sept. 18, 2013 – At its Sept. 16 meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved projects for the 2013 Cabarrus County Matching Incentive Grant Program.

Over the next year, the County will provide a $50,000 investment across nine community projects, matching up to 50 percent of the actual project cost. 

 

2013-14 projects are:

  • Tournament disc golf course at Frank Liske Park, in partnership with the Cabarrus County Rotary Club
  • Tennis court open shelter at Mount Pleasant High, in partnership with the school’s boosters club
  • Dugout shade structures at Stallings Road Park, in partnership with the Harrisburg Youth Association
  • Replanting a courtyard at Weddington Hills Elementary, in partnership with the school’s PTO
  • Beach volleyball court at Mount Pleasant High, in partnership with the school’s boosters club
  • Outdoor courtyard tables at C.E. Boger Elementary, in partnership with the school’s PTO
  • Stadium beautification at Mount Pleasant High, in partnership with the school’s boosters club
  • Nine-hole disc golf course at Carl A. Furr Elementary, in partnership with the school’s PTO
  • Renovation of the community track at Northwest Cabarrus Middle and High schools, in partnership with the schools’ PTO

“The committee was excited for the number of applications and quality of projects,” said Londa Strong, director of Cabarrus County Active Living and Parks. “A diverse population across the County will benefit from the grants. It will be fun to watch the projects come to life over the next year.”

Since the Cabarrus County incentive grant program began in 1977, the County has contributed more than $1.8M toward projects, including school playground structures, press boxes, restrooms, scoreboards, walking trails, picnic tables, shelters and concession stand renovations.

The location of the improvement must be on property owned by Cabarrus County, Cabarrus or Kannapolis boards of education, a municipality within the County, or property leased to the County for a minimum of 15 years. The property on which the project is located must remain unlocked and open to the public.

For more information on the Matching Incentive Grant Program, call 704-920-3360, visit the Cabarrus County  Active Living & Parks Department website or stop by the Concord Senior Center, 331 Corban Avenue SE, Concord.