Congressman Visclosky announced today that the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) under the National Park Service has awarded two grants in Northwest Indiana.
First, a $200,000 grant award will support renovations at Imagination Glen Park in the City of Portage. Specifically, the grant award will support efforts to remodel the concession building and restrooms, and add an open-air shelter to the building. The grant award will also replace fencing at the existing ballfields, replace lighting fixtures, develop a multi-use trail connecting park facilities, and add benches and tables.
Second, a $100,000 grant award will support renovations at Fireman Park in the Town of Griffith. Specifically, the grant award will support the construction of a pavilion, restrooms, accessible walkways, parking, and the installation of native plantings, landscaping, benches, and signage.
Congressman Pete Visclosky stated, “I congratulate the communities of Portage and Griffith for their diligence to successfully obtain these outstanding LWCF grant awards and improve our region’s quality of place. I have been a strong supporter of the LWCF through the House Appropriations Committee, and I believe that this program is essential for communities in Northwest Indiana and throughout our nation to enhance public access to our parks and outdoor recreational opportunities.”
The LWCF provides matching grants for local and state park projects outside of national park boundaries. For additional information on the LWCF grant program, click here.