Davenport riverfront park gets $300,000 grant

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A project to create a park that provides a riverfront green space in Davenport has been awarded a state grant for a second phase.

The River Heritage Park project is getting $300,000 from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

The Quad-City Times reports (http://bit.ly/188j1oJ ) the announcement of the grant was part of a ribbon cutting Friday of the seven-acre park’s first phase. That included construction of 600 feet of decorative railing on the Mississippi River seawall and a gazebo built by the Davenport Rotary Club.

A 20-space parking lot remains to be completed in the park’s first stage. The DNR grant under the Resource Enhancement and Protection program will pay for an additional 400 feet of railing and grading in addition to construction of a promenade near the river.

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Information from: Quad-City Times, http://www.qctimes.com

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