Border board grant lays groundwork for future Vale parks blueprint

Vale Mayor Tom Vialpando talks about a recent grant delivered to the city that will help officials draft a parks master plan. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)

VALE – The city of Vale got a big boost recently to refurbish city parks.

The Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board awarded a $61,000 grant to the city to fund a new parks master plan.

Updating the parks master plan is needed to pursue funding for actual parks work, said Tom Vialpando, Vale mayor.

“It really gives you . . .