State Parks grants help preserve and develop our state’s best outdoor recreation areas by funding new campgrounds and amenities to increase the capacity of our parks, creating new parks, improving park resources, and protecting historical areas. These grants help our state continue to develop our world-class parks system to share our cultural heritage and natural treasures with all of its visitors.
State Parks will use this grant to buy high-priority properties within or next to current state parks. It is intended to be a flexible source of funding for smaller, lower cost, priority land purchases that present themselves during the biennium. It will allow State Parks to act quickly when land comes on the market, and it will facilitate the purchase of smaller properties that might not score well as individual projects but that are essential to park operations.