LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioners on Jan. 20 approved six outdoor recreation projects for 50-percent federal funding through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
Nebraska’s 2012 apportionment from the fund is expected to be $424,000. Recommended funding for the six projects totals $432,101.41, but unobligated LWCF funds also are available.
Pending final approval by the National Park Service, the projects are:
— Village of Ceresco, $66,372.41 to modernize playground equipment and develop accessible paths and a patio with benches at Ceresco Park.
— Village of Elmwood, $10,000 to renovate a tennis court into a multiuse (basketball, tennis and volleyball) sports court at Village Park.
— City of Beatrice, $47,300 to modernize playground equipment and renovate a tennis court into a multiuse (basketball, tennis and ice skating) sports court at Riverside Park.
— City of Cambridge, $68,750 to develop a 2,800-square-foot splash pad with 15 stations at McKinley Park.
— Village of Johnson, $112,004 to develop a half-mile multiuse trail, benches and lighting, as well as ball field batting cage fencing, backstop and fence expansion, equipment shed and foul poles at Sportsman’s Park.
— City of Arapahoe, $127,675 to develop a nine-pad RV park, half-mile fitness trail and nine-hole disc golf course at South Park.
From 1965 to 2011, 367 political subdivisions have benefitted from the LWCF, which has funded more than 967 projects with more than $44 million.