Governor Steve Beshear's Communications Office
Gov. Beshear Announces Nearly $700,000 for Community Parks and Recreational Projects

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, December 03, 2014  
Contact Information:  Kerri Richardson
Terry Sebastian
502-564-2611
 


17 projects receive Land and Water Conservation Fund grants

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced 17 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants to help fund recreational and tourism projects in communities throughout Kentucky.  The Department for Local Government (DLG) will administer the grants, totaling nearly $700,000.

“Parks and recreational facilities play an important part in enhancing the quality of life in our Kentucky communities,” Gov. 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 for this program 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. 

Fiscal year 2014 applicants that have been approved for LWCF grants include:

County

Project Name

Applicant

Grant Amount

Barren

Cave City Park Baseball/Softball Field Project

City of Cave City

$18,968

Clark

Winchester Youth Soccer Complex - Restroom/Concession

City of Winchester

$75,000

Clay

Bert T. Combs Equestrian Trail/Campground Restroom Project

City of Manchester

$24,779

Fleming

Flemingsburg City Park Updates

City of Flemingsburg

$8,885

Franklin

Franklin County Lakeview Park Splash Pad

Franklin County Fiscal Court

$75,000

Grayson

James Beville City Park Walking Trail Repair Project

City of Leitchfield

$12,000

Green

Green County Park Pump Track Project

Green County Fiscal Court

$25,000

Hancock

Vastwood Park Lake Ecosystem Enrichment Project

Hancock County Fiscal Court

$13,441

Hopkins

Hopkins County YAA Park Improvement Project

Hopkins County Fiscal Court

$70,000

McCracken

14th Street Park Development - Phase I

City of Paducah

$75,000

Muhlenberg

Central City Lu-Ray Park Improvements Project

City of Central City

$75,000

Powell

Clay City Park Trail Expansion

City of Clay City

$30,000

Robertson

Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park Spray Park

Kentucky Department of Parks

$75,000

Wayne

Aspire Center Park Improvements

City of Monticello

$15,477

Webster

Sebree Springs Park Playground Equipment Project

City of Sebree

$23,560

Webster

Dixon City Parks Improvement Project

City of Dixon

$27,500

Wolfe

Helechawa Park Development Project

Wolfe County Fiscal Court

$52,934

TOTAL:

$697,544

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