Rep. Kind Congratulates City of Mauston on Receiving $135,000 Federal Grant to Improve Local Parks
Mauston, WI – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind congratulated the City of Mauston on being awarded a $135,248 Land and Water Conservation Fund grant to make updates and improve local parks. The grant will help them build a splash pad and dog park for local residents to enjoy.
“Living in Wisconsin, we are surrounded by some of the most beautiful natural resources. By investing in improving our local parks we are encouraging local residents and families to get outside and take advantage of these free resources. I congratulate the City of Mauston on receiving this grant and look forward to visiting the park when construction is complete,” said Rep. Kind.
“In 2016 the City of Mauston received a generous donation to assist in the installation of both a splash pad and dog park to compliment the City of Mauston park system. However, that donation was only a fraction of the total cost. The City is extremely excited to receive LWCF funding to help close the gap in funding and complete these two projects,” said Nathan Thiel, Mauston City Administrator.
When the City of Mauston solicited community input via Facebook for both the dog park and splash pad they received an outpouring of support and excitement for the idea. Mauston will begin the construction of these projects this year and hopes to have them completed and opened by the spring of 2018.
The LWCF State & Local Assistance Program provides matching grants for local and state park projects outside national park boundaries