SOLEDAD, Calif. (KION) The City of Soledad is getting $7.6 million in grant money for the construction of the Metz/Orchard Park.
The funding is part of the Proposition 68 Statewide Park Program through the California Department of Parks and Recreation.
The city said it will use the money to create the new Metz/Orchard Park that will include an inclusive playground with fencing and shade, a splash pad with shade structures, a skate park, an amphitheater, a dog park, a botanical garden and more.
The Department of Parks and Recreation got 478 applications requesting $2.3 billion for the $254.9 million in funding available. Sixty-two projects were chosen for the award.