LCRA and City of Burnet award $25,000 grant for park restoration

LCRA and City of Burnet representatives present a $25,000 grant to the Rotary Club of Burnet for the restoration of Live Oak Park. The grant is part of LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program. Pictured, front row from left to right, are: Adrienne Feild, Rotary youth services; Keith McBurnett, Rotary past president; Brenda Goble, Rotary executive secretary; Damon Beierle, Rotary director at large; David Vaughn, Burnet city manager; and Steve Dyer, LCRA Governmental and Regional Affairs representative. Back row, from left to right: George Russell, LCRA Board member; Craig Lindholm, Rotary vice president; Lora Cheney, Rotary secretary; Bill Drake, Rotary director; Caryn Paye, Rotary treasurer; Paul Farmer, Burnet City Council member; and Tres Clinton, Burnet City Council member.

The Rotary Club of Burnet will renovate the city’s Live Oak Park with new equipment and numerous other improvements, thanks in part to a community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and City of Burnet.

The grant, with a match of $25,000 from the rotary club and up to $50,000 from the City of Burnet, will fund a new pavilion, playground shade cover, resurfaced basketball court and new goals, tables, benches and energy-efficient lighting.

“As Rotarians, we are happy to serve our community and excited that LCRA and the city are joining us in investing in this great community,” said Keith McBurnett, past president of the Rotary Club of Burnet.

Live Oak Park sits in the middle of a neighborhood undergoing growth and revitalization. Park improvements will provide an outdoor area for around 7,000 nearby city residents.

“The motto of Rotary is ‘Service Above Self,’ and the Rotary Club of Burnet is thrilled to be a recipient of this grant,” McBurnett said. “It will not only create a wonderful recreational area for residents of Burnet, but it also will assist with the revitalization of the southeast quadrant of the city.”

The community grant is one of a number of grants recently awarded through LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program. The program provides economic development and community assistance grants to cities, counties, volunteer fire departments, regional development councils and other nonprofit organizations in LCRA’s wholesale electric and water service areas. The program is part of LCRA’s effort to give back to the communities it serves. The City of Burnet is one of LCRA’s wholesale electric customers and a partner in the grant program.

Applications for the next round of grants are due Jan. 31. More information is available at

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​The Lower Colorado River Authority serves customers and communities throughout Texas by managing the lower Colorado River; generating and transmitting electric power; ensuring a clean, reliable water supply; and offering access to nature at more than 40​ parks, recreation areas and river access sites along the Texas Colorado River, from the Hill Country to the Gulf Coast. LCRA and its employees are committed to enhancing the lives of Texans through water stewardship, energy and community services. LCRA was created by the Texas Legislature in 1934. For more information, visit

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