Earlier this month, California State Parks announced that Foisia Park will receive $4.25 million from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to build a new amphitheater, picnic area, exercise stations, walking trail, baseball and sports fields, children’s playground, toilet and parking.
“California State Parks is excited about the potential to provide California communities with resources to meet their recreational needs,” said California State Parks Director Armando Quintero.
“Everyone has the right to enjoy and benefit from spending time outdoors. The Land and Water Conservation Fund helps provide recreational opportunities for all.”
The department assessed more than $116 million in LWCF funding requests for the $45 million available in this application cycle. Since 1965, the grant program has provided funding to cities, counties, eligible districts and state agencies to create outdoor recreation resources.
State parks play an important role as administrator of the LWCF program through their Office of Grants and Local Services. The staff works with the National Park Service, which administers the program at the federal level. Recommended applicants will proceed with federal requirements after selection before projects are forwarded to the National Park Service for review and approval for federal funding.
“These proposed projects expand opportunities to enjoy the outdoors,” said California Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot.
“From improving nature trails and picnic areas to restoring habitat, these projects foster partnerships between state, local and federal governments to improve outdoor access to parks and open space for all Californians.”
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