Alton is seeking a PEP Grant through Madison County to help fund a number of park projects around the city. There will be new picnic tables, trash cans and other items that have been needed for a while, according to the city's Park & Recreation Director.
Mike Haynes tells The Big Z a lot of the money will go toward the baseball and softball diamonds at Gordon Moore Park.
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He says there will also be upgrades to the dog park. Haynes expects the grant to be in the range of $130,000 to $140,000, with approval expected this spring.