July 17, 2017

Cortez Masto Applauds Federal Grants For Nevada’s Public Parks

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the National Park Service’s announcement that Nevada’s communities will receive almost $700,000 in Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants to improve the quality and accessibility of Nevada’s public parks and playgrounds.

“Public parks and recreation areas are vital to the wellbeing of Nevada’s communities,” said Cortez Masto. “Parks promote healthy lifestyles and act as important community centers. I am grateful that the National Park Service understands the importance of having public parks for all Nevadans to enjoy, regardless of their age or abilities. I oppose the Administration’s proposal to eliminate the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and will continue to support the revitalization of Nevada’s public spaces so they can remain safe, open, and accessible to all.”

The following funds will be awarded to each city/town through the Land and Water Conservation Fund program: 

  • Pahrump - Kellogg Park Phase 1: $211,519
    • Phase one objectives for the park include a cultural and environmental review of the land, the construction of a well, a lighted path, a parking lot, and a restroom.
  • Reno  - Miguel Ribera Skate Park: $225,000
    • Grant funds will be used to construct a skate park, including drainage, landscaping and benches. This grant will include an additional $390 awarded to our state pass-through partner to help offset costs incurred for administering the LWCF program. 
  • Carson City - Ross Gold Playground: $261,657
    • Grant funds will be used to install an inclusive playground with accessible parking upgrades and access routes. Inclusive playgrounds are designed so that children and their caregivers can recreate together, regardless of their abilities.