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Park District gets $136K from Garrison Diversion rec grants

 

May 23, 2022



Carrington, N.D. – The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District’s (Garrison Diversion) Recreation Committee recently awarded two grants totaling $136,202 to the Carrington Park District.

A $75,000 grant will assist with the baseball/softball renovations at Carrington City Park. This includes building a new baseball diamond and upgrading the three existing diamonds in the park, as well as construction of a concession stand/bathroom, grand stands, scoreboards, dugouts/backstops and batting cages.

Carrington’s West Park renovation includes the purchase and installation of new ADA compliant playground equipment and construction of a unisex restroom. A $61,202 grant was awarded to the West Park project.

The committee awarded matching recreation grants to 22 projects, totaling $434,731. Grants may be requested for new recreation facilities or enhancement, ADA renovations or expansion of existing facilities. Political subdivisions located within Garrison Diversion may apply for the program.

“Garrison Diversion’s Matching Recreation Grant Program is an immeasurable benefit for our member counties, and recently we were able to expand our recreation guidelines to accommodate more projects,” says committee Chairman Bruce Klein. “We are always happy to help out with so many deserving recreation projects in small and large communities alike, and look forward to continuing the program for years to come.”

Garrison Diversion dedicates two-tenths of its mill levy to the Matching Recreation Grant Program. Funds from this program have been awarded to install new playground equipment at parks, develop campground facilities and walking paths, among other facilities. Throughout the life of the program, over $7 million has been awarded to approximately 500 recreation projects.

For additional information regarding the Matching Recreation Grant Program, please visit www.garrisondiversion.org, or contact Garrison Diversion at 701-652-3194.

 
 

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