Park and Recreation Grant Commission

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2018 PEP Application 

Park Directory for Madison & St. Clair Counties

  Splash Pad at Leon Corlew Park    
Volunteers lay mulch at Wilson Park in Granite City
    Leon Corlew Splash Park, Edwardsville                    Unity Baptist Church Volunteers laying mulch at Granite City's Wilson Park

The Madison County Park and Recreation Program is designed to assist municipalities and park and recreation districts within Madison County to develop, enhance or expand park operations and facilities.  The grant program, administered by Madison County Community Development is designed to supplement community funding for park operations. 

The maximum grant amount shall be determined by the population of the respective municipality or park department or district.  The maximum grant amount shall be five dollars/per person based upon 2012 census data.  For smaller communities a minimum grant of $15,000 will be awarded if the five dollar per person total is less than $15,000.

Eligible equipment expenditures include but are not limited to the following:

  • Pool Equipment (No chemicals)
  • Playground equipment
  • Fencing
  • Recreation equipment
  • Land acquisition
  • Esthetic improvements
  • Facility improvements
  • Multiple projects

 Hamel Community Park
Hamel Community Park

 Madison County Park and Recreation Grant Commission Members:
James Goggin, Chair (Edwardsville)
Tom McRae (Bethalto)
Robert Barnhart (Alton)
Ron Parente (Granite City)
Mark Rosen (Highland)

2017 Meeting Agendas and Meeting Minutes

2016 Meeting Agendas and Meeting Minutes

2015 Meeting Minutes and Meeting Minutes

For additional information on the Madison County Park and Recreation Program, contact James Arnold at (618) 296-4247.


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