Outdoor Recreation Projects Funded in South Dakota Communities

South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks
South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks

Pierre, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- – Several South Dakota communities will be a better place to live, work and play thanks to Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) money.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has awarded a total of $368,779 to fund projects in eleven locations.

“These cities have taken the initiative to improve the quality of life for their communities,” Gov. Daugaard said.

“I commend project sponsors for their commitment. Future generations of South Dakotans will benefit because of their efforts.”

The following local sponsors were awarded LWCF grants for outdoor recreation projects:

  • Deadwood – Gordon Park playground rehabilitation, $40,000
  • Eureka – baseball complex improvements, $40,000
  • Hartford – wading pool and zero depth splash park, $40,000
  • Huron – Crown Park playground, $11,000
  • Lennox – park land acquisition project, $40,000
  • Parkston – East Park playground equipment replacement, $27,750
  • Plankinton – Eastside Pool Park playground replacement, $30,029
  • Salem – park renovation project, Phase I, $40,000
  • Tyndall – tennis/basketball court surface replacement, $20,000
  • Wagner – Chapman Park playground equipment, $40,000
  • Yankton – Riverside Park playground replacement, $40,000

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. The federal assistance program provides up to 50 percent reimbursement for outdoor recreation projects.

For more information on the LWCF program, contact grants coordinator Randy Kittle at 605-773-5490 or [email protected].