Missoula County will enjoy much needed upgrades and maintenance to parks, playgrounds and trails – and even a new open-air skating rink because of a nearly $39,000 in matching grants. The grants are awarded by the Parks and Trails Advisory Board.
The Seeley Lake Regional Outdoor Center for Kinetic Sports (ROCKS) used $10,000 in matching grant funds to put the finishing touches on a new open-air ice rink. The rink is located at the elementary school’s athletic fields.
There are four other grants range from $1,500 to $12,000. Those grants will help improve parks, trails and recreation areas through the Parks and Trails Matching Grants Program. They will help fund the following projects in 2019:
- $1,500 to perform maintenance on the playground and double tennis courts located in Seeley Lake Community Park (Seeley Lake Elementary School District No. 34)
- $12,000 to install wayfinding markers, benches and/or tables, and finance placement of portalets along the Bitterroot Trail (Bitterroot Trail Preservation Alliance)
- $4,500 to apply weed and feed lawn treatments and install an irrigation system for the play area east of the barn at Hellgate Lions Park in Bonner (Friends of 2 Rivers)
- $8,800 for general maintenance of East Missoula Lions Park (East Missoula Lions Club)