AUSTIN, Texas — Three new public boating access
construction and renovation projects on lakes near the Dallas/Ft. Worth
Metroplex will be getting more than $860,000 in matching federal
funding assistance from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

– Lake Havasu

The funding grants are provided through the State Boating Access
Program and authorized by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. The
program provides funds for the construction and maintenance of public
boat ramps, access roads and related improvements. Program funds may
also be used for capital improvements to existing state boat ramp sites.

The boating access construction projects are planned for the following lakes:

  • Lake Ray Hubbard — The City of Heath has
    been awarded a cost share grant for $436,563 to construct a two-lane
    boat ramp, entry road, parking lot, courtesy docks, restroom,
    bulkheads, retaining wall, lighting, landscaping, walkways, and signs.
  • Possum Kingdom Reservoir
    The Brazos River Authority received $45,375 in matching funds to
    renovate two existing single-lane boat ramps. The facility is located
    at the South D&D Public Use Area on Possum Kingdom Reservoir near
  • Lake Grapevine — The City of
    Grapevine has been awarded $379,905 in matching funds for construction
    of a one-lane boat ramp, courtesy dock, and restroom, extend an
    existing ramp, and renovate/expand existing parking area, retaining
    wall, lighting, landscaping, walkways, and signs.

All facilities will be operated and maintained by the local government sponsors.

The boating access grant program is funded by the Federal Aid in
Sport Fish Restoration Program. The revenue comes from the federal
gasoline taxes generated by recreational boaters every time they
purchase gas for their boats. The program reimburses sponsors 75
percent of the cost for approved projects.

– Lake Havasu

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