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Ranson/Rosedale park lands $150,000 grant

Park Site is outlined in green/Town of Huntersville

Sept. 21. Ranson/Rosedale Park has received a $150,000 state grant, one of nearly $5 million in funding for 16 local parks and recreation projects. Ranson/Rosedale Park is an undeveloped 13-acre park site located between a single-family neighborhood and the Rosedale mixed-use development a half mile west of I-77.

An existing Mecklenburg County Greenway currently connects to the southern portion of the park and will continue through the park and under I-77 connecting to the Park and Ride Station in the next funded phase of this greenway. The $1.5 million park is envisioned to provide passive recreation amenities that the town currently does not offer in this area. The town has $600,000 designated for the park’s development in this year’s budget.

The N.C. Parks and Recreation Authority considered 66 grant applications requesting $20.5 million. Each year, the Authority is required to allocate 30% of its total funding to local government projects. The maximum grant awarded for a single project under the program was $500,000. Awardees must match funds dollar-for-dollar for the awarded amount.