Park and Trail Improvement Grant Program

What is the Park and Trail Grant Program?

The Pickaway County Park District is now taking applications for our 2023 Park and Trail Improvement Grant. Since 2015 we have awarded over $415,000 to support 61 local park and trail projects here in Pickaway County.

In November of 2017, the citizens of Pickaway County approved a 10-year levy to support Park District operations and to increase and improve parks and trails throughout the county.  To follow through with promises made during the levy campaign, this year we have set an additional $90,000 to support Pickaway Counties’ local park and trail projects in our 8th round of park and trail grants.

This year the District has changed the focus of this grant program to include the option to request fund for a Park Master Plan or Park Improvements. Applicants may submit applications for both the Master Plan Grant and the Park Improvement Grant within the same cycle. Applicants submitting projects under both grants will be required to identify their priority project. $25,000 will be dedicated for the creation of local park master plans and $65,000 will now be specifically dedicated for park and trail improvement projects. Please note that this will make this year’s grant cycle very competitive and not all projects may be funded.

Who is Eligible to apply:

Cities, villages, townships within Pickaway County. Schools and nonprofits are currently not eligible applicants. Nonprofits may request funds through a township or village if applicable.

How do you make application for the 2021 Park and Trail Grant: 

To make application for a 2023 PCPD Park and Trail Grant, download and complete the application below. Then mail them, along with all appropriate attachments, to the Pickaway County Park District, 458 Lancaster Pike, Circleville, Ohio, 43113.  You may also drop off your completed application to the Pickaway County Park District office in our drop box at the above address or email the completed application to [email protected] .

Important Dates:

Applications Due: 4:00pm Friday December 16th, 2022

Grant Announcements: January 27th, 2023

Final Report Due: 4pm November 1st 2023