Minot, Harvey projects receive Outdoor Recreation Grants

Citizens Alley Pocket Park Ice Rink in Minot and Peaceful Valley Golf Course in Harvey are among six recipients of the 2022 Main Street Tourism Outdoor Recreation Grant awarded by the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

Each of the projects received a $20,000 grant.

A total of $100,000 in grant funding was awarded. Other grants went to Sheyenne River Water Trail in Valley City; the Woodlands Resort in Devils Lake; the Polar Trap in Mandan; and Devils Lake Sportsman’s Lodge in Devils Lake.

Citizens Alley will be a pedestrian-only corridor tucked between the partially redeveloped buildings on the First and Central block in downtown Minot. Grant funds will be used to purchase ice rink equipment such as perimeter boards, benches, skate mats, score boards, and hockey nets to add an ice rink that will provide a unique location for winter activities at the park in the heart of Minot’s downtown.

The Peaceful Valley Golf Course Clubhouse in Harvey will be adding finishing touches and enhancements to their new clubhouse such as a high-end golf simulator. The simulator will encourage year-round use and draw visitors to the facility throughout the year. The new equipment will also have a multi-sport function that has the capability to add hunting and shooting games.

The Main Street Tourism Outdoor Recreation Grant is designed to support new or expanding businesses that provide new outdoor recreation opportunities, improve visitor experiences, and have an emphasis on attracting visitors and visitor dollars to North Dakota communities.

“We are happy to support these expansion projects that will provide new recreation and entertainment options for visitors and residents,” Commerce Tourism and Marketing Director Sara Otte Coleman said. “The projects will provide new winter experiences and enhancements to outdoor activities making it easier for visitors to plan their North Dakota adventures.”


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