OKLAHOMA CITY — State Sen. Susan Paddack, State Rep. Paul Roan and Gov. Brad Henry announced this week Stonewall will receive a state grant to build a community park and playground.

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce/Office of Community Development awarded Stonewall with a $65,000 Community Development Block Grant in the Century Community category.

“I’m very pleased that Stonewall received this funding,” said Sen. Paddack, D-Ada. “The community park and playground are exciting additions that will give individuals and families a place to play, exercise or just relax and enjoy the scenery.”

Rep. Roan, D-Tishomingo, said the new park will benefit around 465 local residents and children by giving them a beautiful outdoor area for relaxation and recreation.

The Century Community program focuses on planning and implementation. By helping communities recognize their assets and challenges, analyzing alternatives and developing a plan to implement it, the Century Community program enables communities to identify opportunity and pursue prosperity through economic renewal.

Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Because of this funding, many Century Community priorities will be addressed. More than 22,000 Oklahomans will benefit from projects funded.

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