Congressman Visclosky announced yesterday that the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) under the National Park Service has awarded two grants in Northwest Indiana.
First, a $200,000 grant award will support renovations at Imagination Glen Park in the City of Portage. Specifically, the grant award will support efforts to remodel the concession building and restrooms, and add an open-air shelter to the building. The grant award will also replace fencing at the existing ballfields, replace lighting fixtures, develop a multi-use trail connecting park facilities, and add benches and tables.
Second, a $100,000 grant award will support renovations at Fireman Park in the Town of Griffith. Specifically, the grant award will support the construction of a pavilion, restrooms, accessible walkways, parking, and the installation of native plantings, landscaping, benches, and signage.
The LWCF provides matching grants for local and state park projects outside of national park boundaries.