The 30 acre community park will straddle the Irish border and link two towns.
Michaela Boyle and Cara Hunter have been elected mayor and deputy mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council.
The government funding is designed to boost the economy in Derry and Strabane.
Some ratepayers say Derry City and Strabane District Council’s rates rise is unjustified
Nicole McClure is a World Cup-bound Jamaican international goalkeeper who is looking to make her mark on Northern Ireland’s Women’s Premiership.