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Hillyer Supports Controlling Board Funding Tuscarawas and Holmes Counties

December 13, 2021
Brett Hudson Hillyer News

COLUMBUS – State Representative Brett Hillyer (R-Uhrichsville) announced the allocation of funding through the NatureWorks Program to both Tuscarawas and Holmes County. 

These projects were among 115 others that were awarded by the State Controlling Board on Monday and they amounted to $5.2 million in funding. Since its inception in 1993, the NatureWorks program has helped fun 2300 public parks projects throughout Ohio’s 88 counties

Area projects receiving NatureWorks funding include: 

  • Tuscarawas County – Atwood Lake Park received $34,875 to construct a half-court basketball court near campsite 3 
  • Tuscarawas County – $5,652 was allocated to the Village of Mineral City Park to convert tennis courts to pickleball courts 
  • Tuscarawas County – $4,125 was allocated to the Norma Johnson Center to improve the parking area 
  • Holmes County – Killbuck Village Park received $49,575 to add additional paved parking spots  

“The NatureWorks program is great for our local parks throughout the state and it is wonderful to see the funding coming to the 98th district,” said Hillyer. 

The NatureWorks grant program provides up to 75 percent reimbursement assistance for local government subdivisions (townships, villages, cities, counties, park districts, joint recreation districts, and conservancy districts) to for the acquisition, development, and rehabilitation of recreational areas.