The City of Oakland Park received a federal grant for $400,000 for improvements to the Royal Palm Park Trail located at 1701 NW 38th Street. Improvements will include the expansion of the existing trail’s width to eight feet, repair and resurfacing of the existing 2,760-ft asphalt trail, and pedestrian lighting improvements.
The grant is from the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) of the Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration. RTP provides funds to states to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities. The funding allocated through this grant will be utilized for the design, engineering, and construction of the Royal Palm Park Trail Improvements Project.
“The Royal Palm Park trail project is just the latest example of the City’s continuous effort to elevate the quality of life in Oakland Park by improving community parks and park amenities,” said Sierra Marrero, Assistant Director of Engineering and Building Services.
Other examples of the City’s commitment to community enhancement and wellness includes the recently opened City Park, the construction of the North Andrews Gardens Community Center and park, the development of the Wag Dog Park at Giusti Park, and upcoming improvements to Lloyd Estates Park, Dr. Carter G. Woodson Park, and Stevens Field.
Since 2015, the City has secured more than $50 million in grant funding for projects, including the playground at North Andrews Gardens, medians on Oakland Park Boulevard, sidewalks surrounding Oakland Park Elementary, and the Public Works Emergency Operations Center, enabling the City to be good stewards of residents’ tax dollars.