News Release 63

Belle will receive Land and Water Conservation Fund grant for park renovations

Volume 38-063 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Sue Holst

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. FEB. 9, 2010 -- The Department of Natural Resources has announced that Belle has been approved by the National Park Service for a $10,124 grant that will be used to renovate a playground in the Belle City Park. The renovated playground will include equipment and structures that will meet all accessibility standards and make the park accessible to all children and their caregivers.

The grant is one of 13 Land and Water Conservation Fund grants for Missouri recommended to the National Park Service by the State Inter-Agency Council for Outdoor Recreation. The LWCF program provides federal grants to assist with park and recreation needs.

The grants are available to all local governments and public school districts and can be used for development or renovation of outdoor recreation facilities or acquisition of park land. All projects require a 55 percent match. In Missouri, the program is administered by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

For more information on the Land and Water Conservation Fund grants, contact the Department of Natural Resources at 573-751-5374 or visit the website at