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Nearly $700,000 in Land and Water Conservation Fund grants awarded

Will go towards improving recreational and tourism projects

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 3, 2014) — Gov. Steve Beshear today announced 17 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants totaling $697,544 to help fund recreational and tourism projects in communities throughout Kentucky. Grants will be administered by the Department for Local Government.

land“Parks and recreational facilities play an important part in enhancing the quality of life in our Kentucky communities,” Beshear said. “This LCWF funding will go toward improving recreational projects in towns across the commonwealth and provide children and residents of all ages with safe, quality spaces to be active, play sports and live overall healthier lifestyles.”

The LWCF is a grant matching reimbursement program for the development and maintenance of public outdoor recreation areas and facilities, such as campgrounds, sports and playfields, swimming and fishing areas, boating facilities and trails.

Funding is allocated to DLG by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of Interior. Cities, counties, state and federal agencies are eligible to apply.

LWCF grants:

  • Barren County: Cave City Park Baseball/Softball Field Project, $18,968
  • Clark County: Winchester Youth Soccer Complex – Restroom/Concession, $75,000
  • Clay County: Bert T. Combs Equestrian Trail/Campground Restroom Project, $24,779
  • Fleming County: Flemingsburg City Park Updates, $8,885
  • Franklin County: Franklin County Lakeview Park Splash Pad, $75,000
  • Grayson County: James Beville City Park Walking Trail Repair Project, $12,000
  • Green County: Green County Park Pump Track Project, $25,000
  • Hancock County: Vastwood Park Lake Ecosystem Enrichment Project, 13,441
  • Hopkins County: Hopkins County YAA Park Improvement Project, $70,000
  • McCracken County: 14th Street Park Development – Phase I, $75,000
  • Muhlenberg: Central City Lu-Ray Park Improvements Project, $75,000
  • Powell County: Clay City Park Trail Expansion, $30,000
  • Robertson County: Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park Spray Park, $75,000
  • Wayne County: Aspire Center Park Improvements, $15,477
  • Webster County: Sebree Springs Park Playground Equipment Project, $23,560
  • Webster County: Dixon City Parks Improvement Project, $27,500
  • Wolfe County: Helechawa Park Development Project, $52,934