MEPRD News

2019-02-14 - PROJECTS FUNDED IN PART BY MEPRD SURPASS $100 MILLION
When it was created in 2000, the Metro East Park and Recreation District (MEPRD) set about on a mission: to develop and improve parks and trails throughout Madison and St. Clair Counties, striving to create an interconnected system. To accomplish their mission, MEPRD partners with local governments, special districts, and other jurisdictions working on such projects. As of 2019, their combined efforts total more than $100 million in completed park and trail development in the Metro-East.

These projects add important value to each community and the region. The National Recreation and Park Association reports that America’s local park and recreation agencies generated $154 billion in ec ... (click here to continue reading and here to view example photo)

2018-12-28 - METRO-EAST COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS FOSTER QUALITY PARKS AND TRAILS
The Metro East Park and Recreation District (MEPRD) awarded two million dollars in grant funding to support local park and trail projects throughout 15 metro-east communities, MEPRD Executive Director Bryan Werner announced.

In July 2018, MEPRD began accepting grant applications for its FY19 Park and Trail Grant Program. By November, the regional park district had awarded the last of the program’s allocation. According to ... (click here to continue reading)

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