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Posted on: November 29, 2022

Botetourt County Announces Recreation Incentive Funds Recipients

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Botetourt County Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Recreation Incentive Funds.  This program offers matching funds to community service groups, individuals and businesses wishing to make recreation-related capital improvements that benefit the general public.  $44,551.60 was awarded to seven county organizations, including non-profit entities and local Botetourt County Public Schools.  

“This year’s recipients showed creativity, ingenuity and strategy in their grant submissions,” says Parks and Recreation Director Mandy Adkins. “Botetourt County is so happy that we can assist our local schools and community leaders in improving recreation opportunities for our entire community.”

 This year’s recipients are as follows: 



Total Project Cost

Funds Requested 

Buchanan Elementary

Playground Equipment



Read Mountain Middle School

Improvements to Concession Stand



Breckinridge Elementary

Construction of Pavilion



Cloverdale Church of the Brethren

Playground Equipment



James River High School

Auxiliary gym scoreboards




Troutville Elementary

Track and blacktop surface improvements



Lord Botetourt High School

New softball field sound system. 






 Eight organizations applied for funding and seven received approval. Applicants presented their project to the Botetourt Parks and Recreation Commission, which serves as the Selection Committee, during their November meeting. The committee made recommendations to the County Board of Supervisors, which serves as the final approving authority.  

Since the program’s inception in 1998, the grant has led to over $2 million worth of improvements to property within the county. Some of the completed projects include the design and installation of the James River mile marker signage, improvements made to Buchanan and Troutville Town Parks, and new picnic tables at Blue Ridge Park. Our local schools and booster clubs have also used grant funding for batting cages, scoreboards, and other recreation/sports amenities to help benefit the students in our community. 

Congratulations to all the recipients! Make sure to follow Botetourt County Parks and Recreation on social media and on our website at  to follow the progress of these projects. 

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