Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the National Park Service for awarding over $900,000 in Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants to fund improvement projects at five state and local park projects across Nevada.
“Nevada’s public parks and recreation areas help keep Nevadans healthy and encourage people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the outdoors. I am grateful to the National Park Service for funding these improvements and expansions, so that Nevadans from all corners of the state can continue to enjoy our public spaces.”
The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) State and Local Assistance Program provides matching grants for local and state park projects that lie outside national park boundaries. LWCF grants help build and protect a “seamless system of parks” from back-yard to back-country.
The grant funds will be awarded as follows:
- $318,889 to the Nevada Division of State parks to build a new visitor center and entrance station at Ice Age Fossils State Park in Clark County.
- $250,000 to Hamm Property Acquisition and the City of Carson City to acquire 187.2 acres for public outdoor recreation.
- $50,000 to Indian Hills General Improvement District and South Sunridge Park to install a restroom at the park.
- $277,320 to the Town of Pahrump and Simkins Park to install ballfield lighting at park.
- $42,500 to the Garnerville Ranchos General Improvement District and the Spellberg Recreation Complex and to install a restroom at the complex.