Park project gets $1 million grant

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission awarded the city of San Antonio a $1 million matching grant Thursday to develop the new 311-acre Phil Hardberger Park in the north-central part of the city.

Planned park improvements amenities include outdoor-education classrooms and pavilion, trails, overlooks, grove planting, a multipurpose recreation field, picnic units, oak savannah and grasslands restoration, drinking fountains, trash bins and roads.

The competitive grant was among $10 million in grants awarded Thursday by the commission, including a $50,000 one to help develop the proposed three-acre Parrigin Playground in Helotes.