The city of Carbondale has received a state grant to make improvements at Evergreen Park.
The $1,245,541 grant comes from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and will be used to make accessibility improvements at the park.
"Investments aimed toward building modern infrastructure and fostering stronger and better-connected communities are at the center of our historic $45 billion capital plan," Gov. J.B. Pritzker said in announcing the funding.
The money will be used at Evergreen Park for the replacement of the bathrooms, the paving of all roads and parking lots within the park, and the addition of sidewalks to make the park more accessible.
More than 250 applications were submitted, and only 17 communities received funding. The work at Evergreen Park will begin within 90 days.