$1 million FEMA grant will pay for repairs to popular local park

(Photo by John Carroll)
(Photo by John Carroll)(KWTX)
Published: Jun. 5, 2020 at 2:14 PM CDT
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A $1 million Federal Emergency Management Agency grant will pay for repairs to Gatesville’s popular Faunt Le Roy Park and the road around it, which were heavily damaged by flooding in 2018, U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, announced Friday.

South 7th Street Road, which circles the park nestled just blocks from the downtown Gatesville square, was closed after a large part of the riverbank collapsed into the flooded Leon River.

“I’m pleased that Gatesville will receive this much-needed aid to continue the recovery process from devastating storms and flooding,” Williams said.

The grant will help in restoring the park to its original state.

The Leon River falls under the jurisdiction of the Army Corps of Engineers.

FEMA performed a site study before awarding the grant.