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Twelve Montana Communities To Receive $490,000 In Outdoor Recreation Grants


Friday, May 16, 2003

Twelve Montana communities will receive a total of more than $490,000 in outdoor recreation grants for local projects funded by the federal Land & Water Conservation Fund Program (LWCF).

“The smallest grant for $2,000 will fund a sprinkler system at George Ore Memorial Park in Winnett and the larger grants of $75,000 will help, for example, with renovation and improvements to major sports facilities,” said Walt Timmerman, FWP’s Montana State Parks division chief of recreation.



City of Sidney

Sunrise City Tennis Courts & Arboretum


Montana City School District

North Jefferson County Sports Complex


Butte-Silver Bow Government

Stodden Park Renovation


Colstrip Park & Recreation District and Rosebud County

Obert Rye Park Improvements


City of Billings

Billings Downtown Skate Park


Highwood School District #28

Community Park Renovation


City of Glasgow

Playground Equipment for Two City Parks


City of Forsyth

Riverside Park Improvements


Madison County

Madison Meadows Tennis Court Renovation


City of Roundup

City Park Bathhouse Renovation


Town of  Winnett

George Ore Mem. Park Sprinkler System

$  2,000

City of Havre

Havre Skateboard Park


 Since LWCF was established in 1965, Montana has received over $32 million in outdoor recreational project funding.  LWCF encourages partnerships between national, state and local governments in planning and funding these projects. Grants of $75,000 are the maximum grant request allowed per project.  The grants will provide up to 50 percent of each local project’s total costs.

The deadline for the next round of LWCF local community grants is July 1.  Montana will receive about $360,000 for 2003 grant applicants.

Detailed information on the LWCF fund is available by going to the FWP home page on, clicking on Parks and looking under Grants, or call 406-444-3750.