Outdoor recreation grant award winners announced in South Dakota

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South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has awarded a total of $424,862 in Land and Water Conservation Fund 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 — Wylie Park Land of Oz playground development, $50,000

• Blunt — City park playground equipment replacement, $38,383

• Box Elder — Community Park playground equipment replacement, $70,000

• Colton — Redway Park playground equipment replacement, $15,935

• Doland — City park splash pad development, $59,120

• Freeman — Lions Park playground equipment replacement, $30,000

• Herried — Karl Deibert Park playground equipment replacement, $54,408

• Sisseton — Develop two baseball fields, $75,000

• Tabor — Takota Park playground equipment replacement, $20,000

• Viborg — Glood Park playground equipment replacement, $12,016

Funds for LWCF grants come from the National Park Service and are administered in South Dakota by the state Game, Fish and Parks Department.

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