Lewisville Awarded $230K+ for Jack Warren Park Projects

The ongoing development at Jack Warren Park recently received a financial boost when the Town of Lewisville was selected to receive a Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) Grant.

Lewisville was awarded $230,940 by the North Carolina Recreation and Parks Authority Board for improvement projects at Jack Warren Park.

“Great news, folks… our town was awarded a Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant for nearly a quarter of a million dollars to enhance our recreational facilities at the Mary Alice Warren Community Center (MAWCC) and Jack Warren Park,” Mayor Mike Horn wrote. “Among the additions will be nature walking trails, sidewalk connection improvements, 18-hole disk golf course and an outdoor event venue.”

Jack Warren Park is a large open air park on Lewisville-Clemmons Road.

The park currently includes a .60 mile walking trail, a large multi-purpose field, a children’s playground and a large pavilion that is available for rent. There are picnic tables for use at the pavilion and a charcoal barbeque pit. It also has two bocce ball courts, and two horseshoe pits.

The 2022 PARTF grant funding and the required grant match from the Town of $250,185 will be specifically used to create a nature trail including trail preparation, pavement of connector path and a new sidewalk; an 18-hole disc golf course; and an outdoor event space (a small amphitheater-style space). The total cost of the project is estimated at $481,125.

“Big Kudos to our staff led by Stacy Tolbert (interim town manager and town planner) in securing this grant for our community that will make Lewisville an even greater place to live,” Mayor Horn wrote.

Tolbert said public input and participation was key in the grant application process.

During the PARTF planning application planning period, Town staff held 6 public involvement meetings to gain support and interest from residents and also pulled information from a parks/recreation survey that was conducted in 2020. 

“There were many ideas of residents but we narrowed it down to the top 10,” Tolbert said. “At the last public meeting, held at the MAWCC, participants were allowed to vote on their top 3 choices. That is how we decided on which improvements to include in the grant application.”

Lewisville was previously awarded a PARTF Grant for $500K in 2007 for Phase I of Jack Warren Park.