City of Albany to receive $6.6 million in grants for recreation improvements

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May 21—ATLANTA — Gov. Brian P. Kemp has made preliminary grant awards totaling more than $225 million for 142 qualified projects that improve neighborhood assets like parks, recreation facilities, sidewalks, and healthy food access in communities all across the state disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The city of Albany and other surrounding communities will benefit from the grants that the governor said were awarded using a "bottoms-up approach." The Albany Parks and Recreation Department will receive $2.2 million for construction of two covered, outdoor basketball courts on the Carver Gym site, $2.2 million for its Henderson Gym project and $2.2 million for the Kalmon Malone Park project.

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