Buncombe County Recreation Services has awarded a grant of $6,000 for improvements to Grovemont Park and Playground. The park is located adjacent to the Swannanoa Library at 101 West Charleston Avenue, and is owned and managed by the Swannanoa Community Council (SCC), a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
The grant money will help cover the costs of four coated-steel park benches, two wheelchair-accessible picnic tables, installation of a basketball goal on the existing concrete pad located near the children’s playground, and creation of additional gravel parking spaces to accommodate increased use of the park and its facilities. Additional funding for this project is being provided by SCC and the Friends of the Swannanoa Library.
The project will be completed with mostly volunteer labor. Volunteer opportunities will be announced once a timetable for the project can be established.