Fischer Park in New Braunfels has been selected as one of two winning projects in the 2021 Niagara Perk Your Park Contest from Niagara Bottling in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).
The Perk Your Park Contest is part of the Niagara Perk Your Park Project, an initiative that focuses on park and community space revitalization across the country. The improvements to Fischer Park will allow the general public direct access to the park’s 30-acres of restored Blackland Prairie, which will also connect into the park’s “Enchanted Forest,” an already existing wooded area that has not yet been formally converted into a public space for hiking and nature-play, featuring trails, signage, and a nature-play area in the ‘Enchanted Forest.’ The funding will also help continue Fischer Park’s restoration work to balance the urban forest, increase the tree canopy, and improve local wildlife habitat.
“We are so excited to receive this funding from Niagara to improve Fischer Park,” said New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Director Stacey Dicke. “We are thankful for the community support throughout the contest. We know our residents love Fischer Park, and now there will be even more to love thanks to this grant.”
“We’re thrilled to support this nature-based play project in New Braunfels,” says Kristen Venick, Director of Niagara Cares. “It was exciting to see the community come together to vote for this project and we look forward to the enhancement of Fischer Park.”
“Park and recreation professionals work tirelessly to provide their communities with essential infrastructure that improves the health and well-being of their communities,” said Kellie May, NRPA Vice President of Programs and Partnerships. “This renovation grant will invest in critical infrastructure for this community.”
As one of the winning park projects, Fischer Park will receive a renovation worth $90,000. You can find more information about the renovation and the Niagara Perk Your Park contest at www.NiagaraPerkYourPark.com.