Kemah seeking grant to create pocket park (updated)
Kemah will apply for a $75,000 grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to have a pocket park at the end of Fifth Street on Galveston Bay.
During its meeting Monday, City Council approved having grant consultant Sherri Riveron pursue the grant. The city's master parks plan calls for a small waterfront park, Riveron said.
The approximately 60-by-100-foot park would be on city right of way in the 700 block of Fifth Street, City Secretary Kathy Pierce said. It would have a kayak launch and landing, as well as an observation deck, she said.
"It would be awesome to have," Pierce said.
The city needs the grant to be able to do the park, Pierce said. She did not know how much the project would cost, but believes the city would only have to pay for 25 percent if it received the grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Otherwise, I don't know that it's something that we can bite off ourselves," Pierce said.
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