A few parks in Fayette, Highland and Clinton Counties will benefit from grant awards through the NatureWorks grant program.
Thirteen area parks across nine counties were chosen to receive funding as part of the recent announcement by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
The grants are meant to improve outdoor recreational opportunities for Ohio families and promote tourism.
Fayette County is set to be awarded nearly $3,000 for the installation of five benches at Christman Park. The county will also receive nearly $18,000 for renovation of the Bloomingburg ball park, and around $21,000 for upgrades to the Jeffersonville swimming pool.
Highland County has been awarded nearly $32,000 for the construction of new restrooms at Harmony Lake.
Clinton County will get funding totaling nearly $6,500 for the construction of a new shelter house at Dewey Park in Blanchester, and nearly $9,500 for new shade structures, benches and tables at David Williams Memorial Park in Wilmington. That money will also be used for a new splash pad and skate park.
Other counties to receive funding are Ross, Pickaway, Vinton and Jackson.
The full list of recipients and the amounts awarded can be found in the chart below: