Haslam awards more than $1.6M to improve parks

9:34 am | August 16, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam is awarding more than $1.6 million in grants to improve Tennessee parks and recreational areas.

The Recreational Trails Program is a federally funded program established to distribute funding for diverse recreation trail projects. Twelve grants are being awarded.

Haslam said the grants assist local governments and organizations in improving community amenities such as trails, greenways and recreational facilities.

Funding for the grants is provided by the Federal Highway Administration.

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