What was funded
Parks within the City limits of Brunswick, Georgia have become central community gathering places, and Howard Coffin Park is no exception. The 42- acre park is located near the historic city center and across the street from a marsh-front overlook and pier. The largest park in Brunswick, Georgia was named after one of the founders of Hudson Motor Company, Howard Earle Coffin. A millionaire by age 30, Coffin purchased extensive real estate in Georgia, such as nearby Sapelo Island and Sea Island, turning it into a resort in the Golden Isles. The City of Brunswick, GA, was awarded a $100,000 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Grant for the installation of a new playground structure and a covered picnic pavilion.
About the Match
The matching part of the LWCF grant was with SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) funds of $100,000.00
LaVern Turner, Land and Water Consveration Fund Grants Specialist from Atlanta, GA, added “Many communities passed the use of SPLOST funds to be used for outdoor recreation resources in order to meet the demands of Georgia's diverse and growing population, and the city believes it is important for the residents.”