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State Showers Some Love on Morro Bay for Coleman Park



Morro Bay's Coleman Park will get $600,000 in upgrades thanks to a state grant. (City of Morro Bay)
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Morro Bay will receive $600,000 from the state to add more features to Coleman Park.

The grant was announced Monday by California State Parks and is from Proposition 68 funding.

According to state officials, the improvements include:

  • new playground;
  • exercise fitness stations and trail;
  • stage/plaza area;
  • three cultural/historical sites;
  • concession building with restrooms;
  • and a parking lot.

Learn about Coleman Park and its history at this link.

More Than $46 Million Awarded

California State Parks awarded $46.2 million for 25 regional and local parks on Monday after evaluating about $428 million in grant requests.

You can view all the regional park grant recipients at this link.

The rural recreation and tourism grant recipients are at this link.

$4.5 Million for Morro Bay Estuary Program

Earlier this month, the Biden administration announced $4.5 million in funding over five years for the Morro Bay National Estuary Program.

That grant will be used to restore water quality and habitat.

Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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