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Parks and Recreation Grants - State and Federal
December 20, 2010

Mission Statement: 
Improve the quality of life for residents of Independence by providing superior park facilities, exceptional recreational programs and other related services.

Through state, federal and private funding sources, a number of grant programs are utilized. From historic preservation efforts to playgrounds and trail development, grants have provided for a variety of projects that promote recreation, preserve our historic and natural resources and generally improve the quality of life in our community.


Land and Water Conservation Fund Grants (LWCF Grant): 
MO Department of Natural Resources (LWCF Grant)
Fairmount Park Development (1966)
MO Department of Natural Resources (LWCF Grant)
Santa Fe Trails Park Development (1970)
MO Department of Natural Resources (LWCF Grant)
Santa Fe Trails Park Development (1976) 
MO Department of Natural Resources (LWCF Grant)
Dickinson Park Development (1977)
MO Department of Natural Resources (LWCF Grant)
Van Hook Park Development (1983)
MO Department of Natural Resources (LWCF Grant)
Van Hook Park Development (1985) 
MO Department of Natural Resources (LWCF Grant)
Van Hook Park Development (1985)
MO Department of Natural Resources (LWCF Grant)
Santa Fe Park Improvements (2005) 

MO Department of Natural Resources(LWCF Grant) Santa Fe Park (1970)
MO Department of Natural Resources (LWCF Grant) McCoy Park (1971)
MO Department of Natural Resources(LWCF Grant) George Owens Nature Park  (1972)
MO Department of Natural Resources(LWCF Grant)
Future Sports Complex (aka Independence Athletic Complex) (1974, 1975, 1980)
MO Department of Natural Resources(LWCF Grant) Bingham-Waggoner Home (1981)
MO Department of Natural Resources(LWCF Grant)  Dickinson Park (1983)
MO Department of Natural Resources(LWCF Grant) Van Hook Park (1985)
MO Department of Natural Resources(LWCF Grant) Glendale Park (1983)

Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance Grant
(TRIM Grant):
MO Department of Conservation (TRIM Grant) for tree trimming (2001)
MO Department of Conservation (TRIM II Grant) for tree trimming (2004)


Missouri Economic Development Grant:
MO State Economic Development Grant for Truman Memorial Building restoration (2003) 

Missouri Veteran's Commission Grant:
MO Veteran's Commission Grant for Truman Memorial Building restoration (2003)

United States Department of Interior Grant:
U.S. Department of Interior Grant for Truman Memorial Building restoration (2003) 
 
Mid-America Regional Council:
MARC Senior Services Grant, Nutrition Site Program (July 08-09)
MARC Senior Services Grant, Nutrition Site Program (July 09-10) 
MARC Senior Services Grant,  Nutrition Site Program (July 10-11)


Community Development Block Grant (CDBG): 
CDBG Grant, To support Senior's Program (July 08-09)
CDBG Grant, To support Senior's Program (July 09-10)
CDBG Grant, To support Senior's Program (July 10-11)

Transportation Enhancement Grant:
(Missouri Department of Transportation)
Historic Independence Walking Trails (3 miles) (1993)
Bike Pedestrian Trail - Mill Creek Park and  McCoy Park (1996)
Little Blue Trail (2005)
Little Blue Trail Extension (2005)
Waterfall Park to Little Blue Trace Trail Connector (2009)

Major League Baseball: 
Pitch, Hit and Run Grant (2007, 2008, 2009)

United States Tennis Association: 
Tennis in the Parks Grant (2007)
Tennis Block Party Grant (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)

National Recreation and Park Association: 
National Archery in the Schools (2009)
Take me Fishing (2009)

United States Soccer Foundation: 
US Soccer Foundation Field Grant for the Independence Athletic Complex (2011)

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