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Rocky Mount's Battle Park earns renovation grant

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ROCKY MOUNT -— The city has received a significant state grant for projects at Battle Park.

The N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund awarded a grant for $350,000 in matching grant funds for the park’s renovation.

The grant allocation was announced last week along with funding for local parks and recreation projects in other municipalities across North Carolina.

State Rep. James Gailliard, D-Nash, said he’s pleased to see the city receive the grant.

“I am glad to see Rocky Mount and Battle Park receive state support and appreciate the city of Rocky Mount’s work to pursue the grant,” Gailliard said. “Investing in parks improves our area’s quality of life and helps to attract businesses and job creators to Nash County. Battle Park is historically and culturally important and its renovation will improve citizens’ recreation, exercise and enjoyment of our natural resources.”