Ronceverte receives healthy communities grant

The City of Ronceverte was recently awarded $7,500 for the first phase of plans and development for a splash water feature, five bridges connecting the city park to city rights of way on Monroe Avenue and Island Park, plans for fountain replacement, and expansion of the Ronceverte Island Park.
Plans developed will include a design and master plan for the creation of a water splash park located at the children’s playground at the Ronceverte Island Park. The splash park will encourage physical activity among young people and improve quality of life in the community. The plans for the bridges, fountain repairs and expansion of the park will encourage more visitors to the park and tie in key residential areas of the town to the park.
Funding from the Growing Healthy Communities program is administered by the West Virginia Development Office, and grant funds are provided by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. The program provide grants for West Virginia Main Street and ON TRAC communities for activities that increase community health and wellness, while also providing opportunities for downtown revitalization and development.

 

Kim Groves (left), regional representative for Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, Christina Crookshanks, Main Street program manager, and Kathy King, president of the Ronceverte Development Corporation and Ronceverte Main Street
Kim Groves (left), regional representative for Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, Christina Crookshanks, Main Street program manager, and Kathy King, president of the Ronceverte Development Corporation and Ronceverte Main Street

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