WINNSBORO, Texas (KETK) – Winnsboro Parks & Recreation was selected for a $300,000 Texas Parks and Wildlife Grant to help improve Lions Park.

The project proposed by Winnsboro Parks & Recreation ranked 2nd out of 28 entries.

“We are so proud, grateful and excited for all that this will mean for the park,” Winnsboro Parks & Recreation said in a Facebook post.

The initial site plan lists some of the renovations that will begin in 2023 including:

  • Resurfaced tennis courts with basketball hoops added
  • A new playground
  • Walkways and amenities throughout the baseball fields
Photo courtesy of Winnsboro Parks & Recreation

The city of Winnsboro was also the recipient of another grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. They received a $150,000 small community grant for its Lion’s Park project. Proposed developments include site preparation, multi-use sports court, pedestrian trail, site furnishings, native landscaping, signage, playground equipment and lighting.