NOLANVILLE - The City of Nolanville is thrilled to announce the culmination of its Texas Parks and Wildlife Park Grant with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 27th, 2023, at 10 am. The event will take place at Monarch Park, located at 100 Gold Star Avenue, Nolanville, TX 76559, and is open to the public.
This milestone marks the final phase of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Park Grant, which has brought a wave of transformation to Monarch Park since improvements began in 2016. This final phase, funded at $300,000 alone, has allowed the City of Nolanville to install a mini-pitch soccer field and pavilion. The most significat improvement from this effort is access to public restrooms during hours of operation. Due to the Public Works’ ability to self-perform much of the labor involved in the Pavilion, Nolanville was also able to fund the replacement of the main piece of playground equipment, which will be installed by the end of summer and will engage and entertain the Nolanville community for years to come.
"The Texas Parks and Wildlife Park Grants have been instrumental in enhancing the quality of life in Nolanville,” says the Mayor of Nolanville Andy Williams. “We are excited to unveil these exciting additions to Monarch Park and invite everyone to join us in celebrating this momentous occasion."
Previous phases of Monarch Park updates include $150,000 in 2016 that allowed the City to install a Splash Pad, Scent Garden, Small Pavilion, initial playground equipment, and fall safety surfaces. In 2018, with $350,000 of funding from the Texas Department of Agriculture and a 5% grant match from the Nolanville Economic Development Corporation (NEDC), the Mary Marie Multi-Use Facility was built, giving the Clements Boys and Girls Club -Nolanville Unit, a permanent home.
From 2018 to 2021, large park grants from Texas Parks & Wildlife for approximately $600,000 provided the installation of a basketball court, mutli-use field, ADA trail, additional playground equipment, a dog park, and trail adjacent fitness stations.
Other improvements outside of grant funding have included vegetable garden installations with the help of the Boys and Girls Club and Keep Nolanville Beautiful (KNB), a sculpture garden donated by Texas A & M University, murals installed by Rudy Cooley and funded by the NEDC and multiple trees planted over the years by KNB.
The community is invited to join in these festivities that will not only signify the completion of the grant, but also symbolize the City's commitment to enhancing recreational spaces for its residents.
For More Information:
Jennifer Shidler, Community Outreach & Public Affairs Coordinator 254-698-6335 EXT 4 Jshidler@nolanvilletx.gov