Northwest Arkansas city parks to benefit from Walton Family Foundation grants

Posted: November 17, 2017 at 1:05 a.m.
Updated: November 17, 2017 at 1:05 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Josh Scarbrough (left) and Levi Roper, both with The Lighting Master, work together Thursday while decorating the caboose in Rogers' Frisco Park with holiday lights. Themed "Hollywood Christmas" this year, the city's annual Christmas parade is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1 and features an appearance by Santa Claus.

This year's grants from the Walton Family Foundation's design program are meant to improve access to downtown parks and public spaces across Northwest Arkansas, according to a news release.


The Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program provides financial support to entities such as school districts; county, state or local municipalities; and nonprofit organizations that intend to develop spaces for public purposes. Funds are earmarked for all phases of design work. It is inspired by a similar enterprise in Columbus, Ind., by the Cummins Foundation.

Source: Walton Family Foundation

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