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The City of Granite Shoals
2221 N. Phillips Ranch Road
Granite Shoals, TX 78654
Ph: 830-598-2424

Granite Shoals News

Posted on: March 27, 2017

Texas Parks and Wildlife Grant will fund team sports fields and other features for Quarry Park!

Petition Table at City Hall for supporting the Park Grant application 2016_thumb.jpg
Last Fall, the City Manager attended a PTO meeting at Highland Lakes Elementary school, to inform the students and parents about the grant application.   Many parents and teachers signed the petition to indicate they supported this grant application.  Students and parents alike indicated that they were enthusiastic for the City to finally have soccer fields, basketball courts and other sites for team sport play.  Although the city has 19 city parks, and is known as the 'City of Parks', there are no dedicated fields built for team sports play at any of our parks.   

This grant will allow the city to convert some of the old shed-like buildings on the City Hall campus (aka Quarry Park #20).  Back when City Hall was the headquarters of granite mining companies, these buildings were used for cutting and polishing stone.  One building has already been converted to covered tennis courts and is a joint project of the City and the Roddick Youth Tennis Foundation.  Now, some of the other buildings can be converted for soccer, volleyball, pickleball, shuffle board and basketball to be played under a cover as protection from the sun.  

Other features for this grant include batting cages and a bird/wildlife viewing station.  The viewing station is a contribution from Master Naturalists, it will be very similar to the station that is in use now at Inks Lake.  

Previous Park grants have brought existing features to Quarry Park, such as the Leo Manzano Hike, Bike and Run Trail and the Butterfly Garden which greets visitors at the entrance to the campus.  

Contract for Grant with State of Texas
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