Key steps taken in securing grant money for $1.1M Garvin Park project

The Lyon County Board recently approved entering into a Legacy Grant agreement with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for improvements in Garvin Park.

The grant was applied for by Lyon County and awarded in 2021. The grant is for $1,109,350 and requires a county match of $123,261, for a total project cost of $1,232,611.

The scope of the project includes replacing the main picnic shelter; upgrading the Lower Camp Bathroom to a flush facility; constructing day use recreational trailhead features, including the shelter and 1,000 feet of paved ADA-accessible trail; renovating the warming house features, including a vault bathroom replacement, improved parking and open-air deck; replacing six aged bathroom facilities; a mill and overlay of all five paved parking lot surfaces; paving one camping pad in all campgrounds; replacing door knobs with handles; and installing automatic door openers on primary bathroom facilities and other important entryways. Also, two key hiking trail segments will receive slope stabilizing to improve safety for hikers.

The most expansive aspect of the project is the improvements at the main shelter area ($517,334).

See more in this week’s paper!