Greenway Grant Awarded to VLP

Mayor Black delivered incredible news for Valdese Lakeside Park at the May Council meeting. The Town received an Award Letter from NC DEQ Water Resources announcing the receipt of a $200K grant for 4000 linear feet of greenway, permeable parking and storm water control. This is $200K to match our donors’ $200K to start a 10 ft wide crushed cinder greenway along Lake Rhodhiss and McGalliard Creek!!

Where we stand with donations and grants?

  • $262K in Donations from the Community
  • May 3 – Awarded $200K DEQ Grant for 4000 linear ft of greenway, storm drainage and some permeable parking – must match with $200K of Community Donations
  • PARTF Grant Submitted on April 30 for restrooms, picnic area, dog park, wildlife viewing platform, kayak launch, walking trail to viewing platform, parking, entry road for $285K. The DEQ grant our and community donations will cover the match. Award announced Aug/Sept.
  • Recreational Trails Program Grant – Requesting $100K to match $25K from community
    to help pay for a 200-foot bridge across McGalliard Creek to complete the trail from McGalliard Falls Park to Valdese Lakeside Park – creating a 2-mile greenway connecting the parks. Total cost of the bridge is estimated at $250K. Passed Pre-Application process and moved on to final application. Award will be Oct/Nov.

What else do we need?

  • $120K to complete greenway to creek crossing bridge from where DEQ money stops in Lakeside Park (3000 more ft)
  • $88K for bridge if we get RTP grant; $188K needed if no RTP grant (using $62K of remaining donations)
  • $120K to complete greenway from bridge to McGalliard Falls Park (3000 ft) – may take more based on the steep slope at the McGalliard Falls picnic shelter to make it ADA

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