South Dakota Outdoor Recreation Projects Funded

PIERRE, S.D. – 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: