$100Okay awarded to 6 for Major Avenue Tourism Out of doors Recreation Grant

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NORTH DAKOTA (KXNET) — The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced Tuesday that it has awarded a total of $100,000 to six recipients of the 2022 Main Street Tourism Outdoor Recreation Grant.

According to a press release, the Main Street Tourism Outdoor Recreation Grant is designed to support new or expanding businesses that provide new outdoor recreation opportunities, enhance the visitor experience and have a focus on attracting visitor funds to North Dakota’s communities.

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

The 2022 Main Street Tourism Outdoor Recreation Grant recipients are:

Citizens Alley Pocket Park Ice Rink in Minot was awarded $20,000.

Citizens Alley will be a pedestrian-only corridor picturesquely tucked between the partially rehabilitated First and Central Block buildings in downtown Miniot. The grant funds will be used to purchase rink equipment such as boundary boards, benches, skate mats, scoreboards and hockey nets to add an ice rink that will provide a unique location for winter activities at the park in the heart of downtown Minot.

The Mandan Polar Trap was awarded $12,114.87.

The Paddle Trap plans to convert the Missouri River restaurant into The Polar Trap during the winter months. This seasonal renaming aims to make Polar Trap an equally popular winter destination, offering an immersive experience with illuminated evergreens, fire pits, and novelty parkas to match excellent food and great service. They plan to add new igloos, heaters, fire pits, artificial trees, and decorative lights to enhance the winter dining experience.

Peaceful Valley Golf Course Clubhouse in Harvey awarded $20,000.

The Peaceful Valley Golf Course Clubhouse in Harvey will add finishing touches and improvements to its new clubhouse such as: B. a high-end golf simulator. The simulator will encourage year-round use and attract visitors to the facility year-round. The new equipment will also have a multi-sport function, which can add hunting and shooting games.

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Valley City’s Sheyenne River Water Trail awarded $20,000.

The Sheyenne River Water Tail is a comprehensive water trail and has the potential to be recognized by the National Park Service as a national water trail. The trail will be North Dakota’s most extensive and longest waterway, featuring 42 paddle landings along 199 miles of the Sheyenne River from Sheyenne National Grassland to the north end of Lake Ashtabula. Grant funds will be used for pier improvements such as signage, kiosks and floating docks.

The Woodlands Resort in Devil’s Lake received $20,000.

Woodlands Resort is planning to purchase a new ice crawler snowcat vehicle that can easily move fish houses and plow trails at Woodland Resort on Devil’s Lake. The upgraded equipment will reduce the number of days that anglers are unable to go out on the ice due to inclement weather. The equipment would also be used to support events such as ice fishing tournaments, pong hockey and community events such as Shiverfest.

Devils Lake Sportsman’s Lodge at Devil’s Lake was awarded $7,885.13.

Devils Lake Sportsman’s Lodge will add ice fishing equipment rentals for self-guided ice fishing trips. The addition of popular items such as Electronic Fish Detectors, Ice Drills, Portable Ice Shelters, Ice Fishing Poles, Tip-Ups and Heathers will enhance the visitor experience and encourage longer stays at the destination.