Auburndale Park has received a $50,000 grant from Bobcat Company and the National Recreation and Park Association to develop and revitalize trails aimed at improving the overall health and well-being of the community.
In addition to the $50,000 grant, Bobcat and its local dealership, Bobcat of Seattle, provided in-kind support through volunteer aid and the use of Bobcat equipment to assist with removing the current asphalt trail and replacing it with crushed gravel.
“The city is honored to have received one of five grants from a nationwide pool and enjoyed partnering with the local Auburn dealer Bobcat of Seattle to accomplish this project by leveraging this $50,000 award,” said Daryl Faber, City of Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation director. “With the amazing resources of Bobcat of Seattle, we will continue our pursuit of improved walking paths as well as a healthier tree canopy in our Auburn Parks system.”
Bobcat, a global compact equipment, innovation and worksite solutions brand, partnered with the NRPA to create vibrant and sustainable community park and recreation areas. Auburndale Park was one of five recreation and park spaces across the United States to receive a $50,000 grant from Bobcat. The project was led by the City of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation, which applied for the grant as a way to increase access to their park for more residents to engage with the outdoors by reconstructing a trail that meets Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
“Supporting our local communities and residents is an important part of Bobcat’s mission, and we are proud to partner with the City of Auburn to transform Auburndale Park for all who visit,” said Brandon Pugh, executive vice president at Bobcat of Seattle.
As the project work wraps up, the community was invited to Auburndale Park at 31802 108th Ave. SE at 10 a.m. Oct. 26 to see and experience the revitalized walking trail with city and park representatives and enjoy light refreshments.
For more information on Auburndale Park, visit auburnwa.gov.