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WOODCREEK — The Lower Colorado River Authority has awarded the city of Woodcreek a $21,325 community development grant to build the first public park in this bite-size golf course community.

The city’s plans for the half-acre Augusta Park include a 60-foot bocce ball court — a trendy Italian sport similar to lawn bowling — as well as a rain garden, picnic tables and stone benches. The total construction cost is estimated at $61,500.

“Woodcreek’s first public park will provide the city’s residents with a safe, attractive place to hold multi-generational gatherings of neighbors, friends and families. … We are very proud of the re-emergence of community spirit within Woodcreek over the past few years,” Mayor Michael Steinert said.

The park will be built on two vacant lots the city already owns at the corner of Augusta Drive and Augusta Lane, the Wimberley View newspaper reported last year. City officials said this week that construction is scheduled to begin this summer and be completed by early fall.

Also on Tuesday, LCRA announced a $21,775 community development grant for Travis County Emergency Services District No. 8 which encompasses 45 square miles, including the village of Briarcliff, in northwestern Travis County. The emergency services district will use the money to install water catchment systems at two of its fire stations.

LCRA officials said announcements are forthcoming this week of grants to fund physical improvements at the Onion Creek Senior Center in Buda and for the city of San Marcos to install a solar electricy-generation system at Five Mile Dam Park. Pedernales Electric Cooperative, a wholesale buyer of LCRA electricity, is a partner in LCRA’s community development grant program.

Woodcreek officials on Tuesday ceremonially accept a $21,325 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority to fund construction of Augusta Park, the western Hays County city’s first. Pictured from left to right are Lori A. Berger, a LCRA board member; Diana Gonzales, PEC’s programs representative; assistant city administrator Linda Land; City Manager John Sone; Mayor Pro Tem Nancye Britner; Mayor Michael Steinert; and Cathy Moreman, the Wimberley Chamber of Commerce executive director. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Woodcreek officials on Tuesday ceremonially accept a $21,325 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority to fund construction of Augusta Park, the western Hays County city’s first. Pictured from left to right are Lori A. Berger, a LCRA board member; Diana Gonzales, PEC’s programs representative; assistant city administrator Linda Land; City Manager John Sone; Mayor Pro Tem Nancye Britner; Mayor Michael Steinert; and Cathy Moreman, the Wimberley Chamber of Commerce executive director. SUBMITTED PHOTO

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