The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and local elected officials will present parks and trails grant checks to Middle Tennessee communities at Cedars of Lebanon State Park at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Among the grants is $500,000, that will go to fund a new ballfield in Gallatin to include bleachers, lights, fencing, walkways, dugouts, scoreboard, artificial turf and backstop.
The grant also will cover the construction of a concessions/restrooms building, including equipment and picnic tables, as well as a building and equipment for a press box.
The series of Local Parks and Recreation Fund (LPRF) and Recreational Trail Program (RTP) grants totaling more than $15 million were announced by TDEC on Aug. 20.
TDEC Commissioner Shari Meghreblian and Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill will be on hand along with State Rep. Mary Littleton, R-Dickson, to present the checks.
Cedars of Lebanon State Park is at 328 Cedar Forest Rd., Lebanon, TN 37090.