Exploration Place gets $1.3 million for riverfront park

By Tammara Fogle | June 29, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced Wednesday that the Department’s Economic Development Administration is awarding a $1.3 million grant to Exploration Place to create an outdoor riverfront park at Exploration Place. This grant is funded by the American Rescue Plan.

 This project will provide the Exploration Place science and discovery center a space for new and expanded events, bringing new visitors to the city, its businesses, and attractions. This EDA grant will be matched with $313,997 in local funds and is expected to create 21 jobs, according to grantee estimates.