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Funding approved for upgrades to Eastridge Park

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Eastridge Park will be seeing some upgrades aimed at making the park more appealing for people in East Amarillo.

Over $300,000 has been approved in Tuesday's City Commission meeting and will be used to add more sidewalk, install security lighting, put in a splash park for kids and update bathrooms.

Amarillo's Community Development Administrator, James Allen, says this renovation will greatly benefit the growing and diverse community in that area.

"There are not a lot of public amenities in the Eastridge area so to be able to offer amenities for a lot of those kids and parents of that community is tremendous," Allen said.

Funding for the changes will be coming from HUD grants in October. Planning and construction is expected to begin at a later date. 

Colleen Nelson - NewsChannel 10.