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Marlboro Park Renovation

Photo of the new sign for Marlboro Park

Photo of Mayor Maureen Jouett with a child from the Head Start Center cutting a ribbon on the playground

Photo of the new playground at Marlboro Park

Photo of two girls enjoying a sunny day at Marlboro Park

Marlboro Park Renovation is one of many Success Stories that have been locally nominated for recognition in celebration of CDBG's 30th Anniversary.

Success Story Details

Grantee: City of Killeen, Texas
Field Office: Fort Worth (Region 6)
Carried Out By: City of Killeen Parks and Recreation and CDBG staff
Eligibility: Public Facility Improvement
Natl. Objective: Benefit low-mod persons
CDBG $94,000
Killeen City staff Labor in kind
Date Started: December 2003
Date Completed: April 2004
IDIS Activity No: 574
Grantee Contact: Leslie K. Hinkle (lhinkle@ci.killeen.tx.us)
Grantee Website: City of Killeen (http://www.ci.killeen.tx.us)

Success Story Description

One of Killeen's oldest neighborhoods received a welcome boost with the dedication of a renovated park. What was once just an old softball field, now is a beautiful park that includes a large playscape, swing sets, a basketball court, a covered pavilion, picnic areas, landscaping and irrigation system.

City officials held a dedication ceremony on April 13, 2004 and Mayor Maureen Jouett declared this week as Community Development Week. The city of Killeen used a $94,000 CDBG grant to completely renovate this park land into a neighborhood park for one of the oldest neighborhoods in Killeen. All work was completed by Killeen parks and recreation staff thus allowing for more funding to be used for the purchase of equipment and materials. The city of Killeen used staff labor as in-kind resources to further stretch the budget to complete this project.

819 people reside in the neighborhood of Marlboro Heights and 464 of those are within the low to moderate income limits established by HUD. This neighborhood also serves the community with a Head Start center, a senior citizen center and has an active neighborhood watch program.

Content Archived: April 20, 2011

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