Community Briefs: Culpeper Parks and Recreation receives grant

Fauquier Health Foundation recently announced it has awarded a Make it Happen! grant to the Culpeper County Parks and Recreation Department. The Culpeper County Parks and Recreation Department will use the $8,486 grant funds to convert the multi-purpose field at Spilman Park into a seeded Bermuda grass Sports Turf game field.

In their grant application, the Culpeper County Parks and Recreation Department staff explained that the current state of the multi-purpose field at Spilman Park is not ideal for safe sports play. The conversion to Bermuda grass at Spilman Park will make the field more user friendly for families, sports leagues and home school physical education classes.

â??We are so happy to be able to provide a grant to the Culpeper County Parks and Recreation Department,â? stated Christy Connolly president and CEO of Fauquier Health Foundation. â??Spilman Park is a valuable community resource that will be enjoyed for years to come.â?

The Spilman Park multi-purpose field conversion will be complete in May 2015.