LCRA awards $12,713 grant for new playground equipment at Brady Lake

New equipment will make park playground safer

May 10, 2023

LCRA representatives present a $12,713 grant to the City of Brady for new playground equipment at Brady Lake. The grant is part of LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program. Pictured, from left to right, are: Martin Barron and George Eary, public property maintenance crew members; Sonja Williams, Lake Store administrator; Ricky Burt, public property maintenance crew member; Carol Freeman, LCRA Board member; Karl Friederich, public property maintenance crew member; Margaret D. “Meg” Voelter, LCRA Board member; Stephen Morgan, park and aquatic complex supervisor; Erin Corbell, city manager; Michael Adams, lake maintenance technician; and Steve Dyer, LCRA Regional Affairs representative.

BRADY, Texas – The playground at Brady Lake soon will have new equipment thanks to a $12,713 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority. The Community Development Partnership Program grant, along with $3,178 in matching funds from the City of Brady, will pay for a new swing set, slide and material to cover the ground around the equipment. “The playground equipment is unsafe,” said Erin Corbell, Brady city manager. “We still have a metal slide, and those just don’t meet safety standards anymore. Imagine Texas sun on a metal slide and how dangerous that can be during the summer. We also will be replacing the material that is on the ground around the equipment to be more compliant with safety regulations and standards.” Corbell said Brady Lake is a popular spot for family vacationing. It has several cabanas and cabins available for rent, along with RV hookups. There also is a large pavilion, restrooms with showers, tent sites, picnic areas, lake access and more. “We see a lot of families visiting and using the facilities, especially on the weekends,” Corbell said. “The new playground equipment will encourage more outdoor play for the youth that are visiting, and it’s an additional benefit to the folks who are drawn to the lake.” She said this project has been on her radar for the past couple of years. “We are really grateful to LCRA for the opportunity, and we look forward to getting the new equipment installed,” Corbell said. The community grant is one of 34 grants awarded recently through LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program, which helps volunteer fire departments, local governments, emergency responders and nonprofit organizations fund capital improvement projects in LCRA’s wholesale electric, water and transmission service areas. The program is part of LCRA’s effort to give back to the communities it serves. The City of Brady is one of LCRA’s wholesale electric customers and is a partner in the grant program. Applications for the next round of grants will be accepted in July. 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; providing a clean, reliable water supply; and offering outdoor adventures at more than 40 parks along the Colorado River from the Texas Hill Country to the Gulf Coast. LCRA and its employees are committed to fulfilling our mission to enhance the quality of life of the Texans we serve through water stewardship, energy and community service. LCRA was created by the Texas Legislature in 1934 and receives no state appropriations. For more information, visit

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