MISSOULA – Thanks to nearly $39,000 in grants Missoula County residents will see upgrades to local parks and playgrounds.
The Parks and Trails Matching Grants Program raises money for these kinds of projects by partnering with local non-profit organizations.
The Parks and Trails Advisory Board assists with planning and funding then the partnered organizations match the funds.
Some $10,000 of that money went towards The Seeley Lake Regional Outdoor Center for Kinetic Sports to help with creating the new open-air ice rink which opened in December.
$1,500 of the remaining funds helped with maintenance of the playground and tennis courts located in Seeley Lake Community Park.
$12,000 was used by the Bitterroot Trail Preservation Alliance to install wayfinding markers, benches and tables — and helped pay to place portables along the Bitterroot Trail.
Friends of 2 Rivers was given $4,500 to put towards lawn care and installing an irrigation system for the play area east of the barn at Hellgate Lions Park in Bonner.
The East Missoula Lions Club was granted $8,800 for general care needed at the East Missoula Lions Park.
Click here to learn more information about the grants.