Daugaard awards $70,000 for new Box Elder Community Park playground

PIERRE, S.D. (KOTA TV) - The city of Box Elder has been awarded $70,000 for playground equipment replacement at Community Park. The money comes from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has awarded a total of $424,862 in Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants to several communities. The federal assistance program provides up to 50 percent reimbursement for outdoor recreation projects.

“I commend these project sponsors for their strong commitment to improve their communities and make South Dakota a better place to live, work and play,” Gov. Daugaard said. “Their efforts will benefit future generations of South Dakotans.”

Land and Water Conservation Funds come from the National Park Service and are administered in South Dakota by the state Department of Game, Fish and Parks.