Grant will add 7 new picnic tables and 4 new benches throughout City Parks
(BRANSON, Mo, 8/18/23) – The Branson Parks & Recreation Department has been awarded a grant to add more picnic tables and benches throughout City parks that are made with 100% recycled materials for residents, guests and community members to enjoy.
The “Non-Playground Scrap Tire Grant” will provide $10,294 from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to purchase seven new recycled picnic tables and four new benches that will be installed in Eiserman Park, Cantwell Park and Parnell Park this fall.
In addition to being made up of 100% recyclable material, the benches and tables have a minimum of 40% scrap tire rubber that is generated in Missouri. The DNR’s Non-Playground Scrap Tire Grant is offered annually or bi-annually based on available funds and assists communities with funding for projects that are produced with recycled materials.
This grant will help the City of Branson in a city-wide effort to utilize sustainable materials whenever possible, as well as help the Parks Department continue to provide quality recreational experiences throughout our community, making Branson a great place to live, work and play.