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Parks & Recreation Grant Deadline October 1st


Fincastle, VA – Botetourt County’s Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Capital Improvement Incentive Fund Program.

This award-winning program offers matching funds to community service groups, individuals, and businesses wishing to make recreation-related capital improvements on publicly owned property. This year, a total of $20,000 of matching funds will be available through the program.

The grant program will once again consider projects located on any publicly owned property, including recreational parks, schools, or property owned by the three incorporated Towns. Repairs to existing recreation property, trails, and landscaping projects will also be considered for grant funds.

“The County’s Recreation Incentive Fund Grant program has greatly enhanced the quality and variety of park amenities throughout the entire county,” said Pete Peters, Director of the Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department. “The grant provides an excellent means by which citizens can positively influence the development of public property within their community.”

Since the program’s inception in 1998, the grant has lead to over $1.5 million worth of improvements to County property, with less than half of that amount comprised of budgeted County funds.

The application deadline for this year’s grant is October 1, 2015. For more information, or to receive a copy of the program guidelines and application, contact the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism at (540) 473-8326 or visit the County website at



For more information, contact

Pete Peters, Director of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism

(540) 473-8326