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South Dakota Outdoor Recreation Projects Funded

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Kristi Noem has awarded a total of $764,430 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:

Aberdeen – Manor Park Pickleball Court Construction, $88,000
Britton – Baseball Complex Improvements, $100,000
Custer – Herbach Park Master Plan Improvements Phase I, $137,000
Emery – Pool Improvements project, $29,430
Ipswich – Recreation Complex project, $75,000
Menno – Pool Improvements project, $20,000
Mitchell – Dry Run Creek Skatepark Expansion, $53,000
Plankinton – Poolside Park Improvement project, $73,000
Wessington Springs – Pool renovation, $189,000

“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. Noem 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