Corsicana — Corsicana Mayor Chuck McClanahan said Friday the city has been awarded an infrastructure grant of $750,000 from the State of Texas in conjunction with a proposed water park at the Highway 287/Interstate 45 intersection.
City leaders received the word late Thursday that the grant application had been approved.
McClanahan said the grant will go toward improving streets, water and sewer lines in the area to be served by the recreational destination.
Plans for the water park were announced in February at the annual Corsicana and Navarro County Chamber of Commerce banquet. The $9 million development is a 23 acre water park and recreational area, with a projected opening date of Summer 2014.