Outdoor recreation projects funded

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has awarded a total of $483,313 in Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants to several communities. The federal assistance program provides up to 50 percent reimbursement for outdoor recreation projects.

The following communities were awarded LWCF grants for outdoor recreation projects:

  • Belle Fourche – Jones Park Splash Pad development, $75,000
  • Crooks – New Hope Park Pickleball Court construction, $12,000
  • Doland – Restrooms at Splash Park construction, $62,000
  • Flandreau – Playground Equipment replacement, $18,000
  • Howard – Loe Park Playground Equipment replacement, $14,000
  • Ipswich – Pool House replacement, $64,000
  • Leola – Pool Lining replacement, $57,313
  • Madison – Memorial Park Playground Equipment replacement, $75,000
  • Spearfish – Outdoor Pickleball Court construction, $70,000
  • Spencer – Lion’s Park playground equipment replacement, $22,000
  • Wagner – McCormick Field Lighting Replacement, $14,000

“I commend these project sponsors for their strong commitment to improve their communities and make South Dakota a better place to live, work and play,” Gov. Daugaard said. “Their efforts will benefit future generations of South Dakotans.”

Land and Water Conservation Funds come from the National Park Service and are administered in South Dakota by the state Department of Game, Fish and Parks.

For more information on the LWCF program, contact grants coordinator Randy Kittle by calling 605-773-5490 or e-mail him at: randy.kittle@state.sd.us.