Ohio Department of Natural Resources has approved grants that will improve public access to outdoor recreation facilities statewide. NatureWorks and Land and Water Conservation Fund grants will fund 92 community-based projects to build and renovate parks and other recreational areas. Those projects include acquiring more than 30 acres of green space and developing and improving 28 playgrounds, 11 shelters and gazebos and nine park restrooms. The department has said that it would like more than $2 million in NatureWorks grants and more than $500,000 in LWCF grants be awarded to communities across the state.
For information on which municipalities received grant money and what they'll be spending it on, visit the ODNR grants webpage.