Five separate competitive government and private grants amounting to more than $360,000 have been awarded to the Lynwood Recreation and Parks Department.
The largest grant of $147,800 is from the state Department of Housing and Community Development for a citywide graffiti eradication program. The next largest grant of $140,000, also from the state, is for renovation and remodeling of the city gymnasium.
The department also received a $36,000 award which will be used to help operate the Natatorium, the city's indoor swimming facility, on a year-round basis.
A $16,000 state award was given to the city's senior citizens program. The program for residents age 50 and older will be expanded.