City of AustinFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Austin Parks and Recreation Department will receive $3,125,000 in ORLP funds to support the Montopolis Pool Project.
The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) will receive $3,125,000 in Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) funds to support the Montopolis Pool Project. This grant will be used to help offset escalating construction costs in the Austin area.
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Shannon Estenoz recently announced that $61.1 million in grant funding will be distributed to 26 cities across the United States from the ORLP. Established in 2014, the ORLP program enables urban communities to create new outdoor recreation spaces, reinvigorate existing parks, and form connections between people and the outdoors in economically underserved communities.
The 2018 Aquatic Vision Plan calls for Montopolis Pool to be renovated as a community pool. PARD will replace the existing failing pool with upgraded recreation and zero-depth entry activity pools, renovate and expand the existing bathhouse/pump house, and complete site and utility work. The new and improved aquatic facility at Montopolis Neighborhood Park will serve as a special gathering place for the growing community in Southeast Austin. Learn more about the Montopolis Pool Project.