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Dempolis Sportsplex receives grant for field, batting cages upgrades

The City of Demopolis has received a grant to upgrade two ballfields and batting cages at the Demopolis Sportsplex.

The grant totals $247,675 and will including lighting.

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced the grant which is part statewide awards totaling $2.6 million to improve outdoor recreational facilities in 12 Alabama communities.

The awards, made through the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, range from overhauling a public boat landing to upgrading ball fields.

“Alabama’s parks, playgrounds and trails promote healthier lives and happier people,” Gov. Ivey said. “These projects will encourage people to enjoy Alabama’s outdoors, and they will help create memories that will last a lifetime. I commend local leaders for understanding that parks and playgrounds contribute so much to a community’s health and well-being.”

(This article originally appeared in the Wednesday, November 20 issue of the Demopolis Times.)