Ridgemont Park could see upgrades

Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, December 6, 2017

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


In continuing to improve the city parks, the City of Orange will submit a request for a grant for rehabilitating Ridgemont Park.

Community Development Block Grant, if approved, would be used for rehabilitating and/or upgrading Ridgemont Park, located at 3505 Ridgemont Drive in Orange.

The 2.2 acre park could see rehabilitation or replacement of existing play equipment, replacement of park benches and trash receptacles rehabilitation, the addition of fitness bars/benches to encourage physical fitness, covered areas with bar-b-features, skate park and/or pump track, or a splash park.

The estimated funds of $60,000 will come from the original allocation of in the 2015 approved Annual Action Plan.

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the RE at the office of Planning & Community Development, responsible for receiving and responding to comments. Planning & Community Development is currently located in temporary trailers on Main Street between 7th Street and 8th Street, behind City Hall and West of the Lutcher Theater, Orange, Texas. All comments received by 5 p.m., Tuesday, December 13, 2017, will be considered by the City of Orange prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Upon approval by the U S Department of Housing & Urban Development, this ERR will be available electronically for viewing by the public in its entirety on its HEROs system and can be accessed through the HUD Exchange, according to a public notice in the Classified section of this edition.