Botetourt County Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023-2024 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. $48,654 was awarded to seven 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
Breckinridge Elementary PTA
Outdoor Basketball Court Improvements
Cloverdale Elementary PTA
Basketball Court Rejuvenation
Colonial Elementary PTA
Eagle Rock Elementary PTA
Outdoor Basketball Court & Track Enhancements
James River High School
Troutville Elementary PTA
Buchanan Town Improvement Society
Renovations to The Community House
Seven organizations applied for funding and received approval. Applicants presented their project to the Botetourt Parks and Recreation Commission, which serves as the Selection Committee. 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 Elementary’s playground equipment, installation of an AED at the Greenfield Soccer fields, improvements to concession stands at Read Mountain Middle School, scoreboards at James River High School, new picnic tables at Blue Ridge Park, and senior fitness equipment installed at Troutville Town Park. Our local schools and booster clubs have also used grant funding for batting cages, track improvements, 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 our website at www.botetourtva.gov to follow the progress of these projects.