Bismarck, ND – The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department (NDPRD) has awarded 22 projects as part of its Park System Grant Program, a 50/50 matching grant program available to city, county and tribal park systems.
The PSGP provides grants for recreation projects such as ball fields, pools, campgrounds, playgrounds and other recreation facilities utilized to support local park systems. The grants were divided into two categories – Category A includes $1 million of funding for communities with a population of 15,000 or less and Category B includes $5 million for communities with a population over 15,000.
NDPRD received 58 applications with project costs totaling $35.5 million.
“These grants provide a significant boost to communities across North Dakota and we’re very grateful the Legislature was supportive of funding this program in its recent session,” said NDPRD Director Cody Schulz. “The new projects and park upgrades are especially impactful as we work to create healthier, vibrant communities.”
The awardees include:
Category A: Total grant amount available - $1,000,000
City, County, or Tribal community with a population of 15,000 or less
Maximum grant award - $150,000
Beach – a new public pavilion at the community park
Neche – new pool house and winter sport warming house
Bowman – new playground equipment
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians – new park and restrooms
Reynolds – new picnic tables
Zap – playground surface replacement
Linton – playground equipment replacement
Wishek – playground upgrades, new boat docks, campsites and ball field fencing
Spirit Lake – new restroom for sports field
Grafton – new rental cabin
Walhalla – new bathhouse and an office
Hillsboro – swimming pool water pipes replacement
Category B: Total grant amount available - $5,000,000
City, County, or Tribal community with a population of 15,001 or more
Maximum Grant Award - $1,000,000
Grand Forks – new park with bike paths and skating loop
Minot – new trail head facility with parking lot
West Fargo – new city park with trails, skateboard park and pickleball courts
Fargo – non-motorized trail concrete projects
Williams County Parks – new shower house and restrooms
Jamestown – upgrades to park facilities and playground equipment
Williston – new water park
Mandan – ballpark lighting replacement
Bismarck – ballpark improvements to field, fencing and ticket booth
A full list of projects and funding awarded can be found on our website.
For more information about the grants, contact NDPRD Recreation Chief Tony Hillig at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701-328-5366.