The City of Brooksville hopes to obtain a $50,000 grant from popular mobile services provider T-Mobile to apply toward the second phase of the Russell Street Park revitalization. The T-Mobile Hometown Grants program is a “$25 million, five-year initiative to support the people and organizations who help small towns across America thrive and grow. Hometown Grants are given every quarter to up to 25 small towns at a maximum of $50,000.”
The City’s Parks and Recreation Director, David Howard, held a Russell Street Park Community Workshop on December 6, 2022, for input on enhancements to the park. The second phase project total is $146,650. The City voted unanimously to approve the grant application.
Second phase items include Electric Service Extension, $2,500; Lighting, $16,000; Blow-up Screen Projector, $350; Projection Sound System, $2,400; Raised Monolithic Slab, $9,500; Pedestrian Bridge, $20,700, Signage, $5,000, Parking Spaces $34,500; Dog Waste Stations $700, Bollards $11,400, Russell Street Resurfacing $43,600.
A local match of $46,650 will be funded by park impact fees, and a portion will be used to install traffic bollards ($6,400) and resurface Russell Street ($43,600).