Wellington Gets $200,000 Grant

The Village of Wellington has been awarded a 2016 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant in the amount of $200,000 for the new Wellington Community Center waterfront observation boardwalk and pier, multi-purpose trail, boat facility, and picnic facility.

The U. S. Department of the Interior provides funds, administered by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, for the development of recreational facilities through the LWCF grant program.

Wellington’s new community center is under construction with a planned completion date of June 2016. The new observation boardwalk and pier will highlight Lake Wellington and the associated activities. As part of the ongoing 20th anniversary celebration, Wellington is planning a grand opening during the summer of 2016.

“The expanded and improved community center will showcase beautiful Lake Wellington,” Mayor Bob Margolis said. “The observation boardwalk and pier will offer new amenities, further enhancing the municipal complex and the amphitheater.”

The LWCF grant extends the village’s focus to help promote Wellington’s business and economic opportunities, as well as maintain the village’s reputation as an outstanding and safe community in which to raise a family.