LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – The state has approved about $1.8 million in recreation grants to improve parks and trails around Michigan.
The Department of Natural Resources announced those grant recipients earlier this week. They include $150,000 to restore the Grove Holman building in Owosso, $136,700 for improvements to Riverside Park in Nashville, and $127,500 for a warming hut at the Physicians Park ice rink and splash pad in Grand Blanc.
The department got 59 grant applications overall, totaling $6.5 million, but only 18 of them were funded.
The money comes from the DNR’s recreation passport program. More than a third of registered vehicles in Michigan have those passports, and 10% of those sales fund outdoor recreation projects like these.