Carlinville Park Board receives $400,000 pool grant

Carlinville Park Board receives $400,000 pool grant

By JACKSON WILSON

Enquirer-Democrat Reporter

The Carlinville community is going to make a giant splash of fun this summer!

In January, the Carlinville Park Board  made a presentation to the Department of Natural Resources and give a three-minute presentation in an attempt to recieve added funds for the park district. On Feb. 4, Park Administrator Regina Byots recieved a letter confirming that Carlinville had been chosen for a $400,000 grant that would allow the board to add several upgrades to the public pool, such as a brand-new splash pad and additional job opportunities for young adults.

“The kids in our community is my main focus. Our board and myself want to see that we provide the best pool facility for our community and surrounding areas. We are confident that they are going to be pleased with the outcome,” said a thankful Byots.

In addition, the board recieved a $500 check from I-Parks for the 2018 I-Grant program and will be putting the money towards life-saving buoys for lifeguards. The park district is currently taking applications for this position along with concession stand workers and umpires for the upcoming summer. Forms are available at www.carlinvilleparkdistrict.com.

Read the full story in the 2-21-19 edition of the Macoupin County Enquirer~Democrat.

Recently, the Carlinville Park Board recieved a $400,000 grant for the public pool. Pictured from left are Park Co-commissioner Erin Lynn, Park Administrator Regina Byots, Vice President JC McLaughlin and Park Co-commissioner JR LeVora at the conclusion of the board’s grant-worthy presentation at the Department of Natural Resources. Photo contributed.