The City of St. Joseph Parks, Recreation and Civic Facilities Department received the Show Me Healthy Communities Statewide Training and Funding Initiative Award for the Bartlett Park Playground Project.
The award was issued to eleven city parks departments across Missouri.
According to a press release, the City of St. Joseph Parks, Recreation and Civic Facilities will receive matching funding after receiving the award that will be used toward a new Bartlett Park playground.
Bartlett will also be designated as a National Demonstration Site and the new playground will receive national recognition.
The parks department stated that data will be collected throughout 2018 which will be presented to the 2018 MPRA Conference.
The release also states that Bartlett Park will receive signage recognizing the site as a National Demonstration Site.
The parks department says they are excited and grateful to receive the award which will put Bartlett Park on the map and provide matching funding to be used toward new playground equipment.