Garrison Diversion Awards $483,471 to Recreation Projects

Posted: Jun 25 2020
ND Water 
June 2020
Kimberly Cook
ND Water June 2020 - Matching Recreation Grant Program

Garrison Diversion Awards $483,471 to Recreation Projects

Across the state, new recreation opportunities are under construction and many existing areas will receive a facelift with
support from the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion). Since 1990, Garrison Diversion has facilitated
a Matching Recreation Grant Program, funding recreation projects throughout the 28 member counties. This spring, Garrison
Diversion’s Recreation Committee distributed the largest award to date, as $483,471 was awarded to 18 projects. A wide variety of projects received funding this spring, including playgrounds, trail systems, bathroom facilities, picnic shelters, and much more. Approximately $5.0 million has been awarded to projects within the state since the start of the program.

Garrison Diversion dedicates two-tenths of its one-mill levy to the matching recreation grant program, and the Recreation
Committee meets every spring and fall to consider applications. The next deadline for recreation grant applications is Sept. 1.
Program guidelines and project applications can be found at or by contacting Merri
Mooridian at 701-652-3194 for more information.

Congratulations to the new projects receiving funding! Thank you for your efforts to enhance North Dakota’s recreation

Bottineau County – Antler Memorial Park Playground
Burleigh County – Sertoma Shelter 4 Playground; Steckel Boat Landing Picnic Shelter
Cass County – Meadowlark Park in Horace; RRV Fair Campground
Grand Forks County – Larimore Dam Picnic Shelter
LaMoure County – Memorial Park Pedestals; Sunset Park Revitalization
McKenzie County – McKenzie County Athletic Park
McLean County – Underwood Walking/Bike Path
Nelson County – Pekin Park Playground
Sargent County – Silver Lake Bathhouse
Stutsman County – James River Water Trail
Traill County – City of Hillsboro Riverwalk Park & Trail System; Willowood Campground Bathroom
Ward County – ND State Fair West Park; Rice Lake Pavilion
Williams County – River Confluence Beautification