SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (KCAU) – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission announced a grant to the City of South Sioux City, Nebraska, for a splash dad to be installed at the Scenic Park Aquaplex Thursday morning.
South Sioux City received an $83,233 grant to support the installation of the new splash pad.
“The City of South Sioux City is excited to add a splash pad to its recreational opportunities for our residents and look forward to having it operational for summer use. Through our Comprehensive Plan and resident input, the need for a Splash Pad in the community was identified. We thank the Nebraska Games and Parks Commissioners for their matching grant so more individuals and families can enjoy the outdoors while increasing the quality of life for our residents,” Mayor Rod Koch said in a recent press release.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, established by the Legislature in 1901, works to conserve Nebraska’s natural resources.
Among the many duties of the commission and staff are establishing hunting seasons and regulations for game species, managing Nebraska’s state parks, state recreation areas, and other public lands.
They also manage the fisheries at numerous public lakes across the state, help landowners establish good conservation practices on their land, work to conserve Nebraska’s threatened and endangered species, and provide hunter and boater education, as well as, other resources for those who wish to learn to enjoy the outdoors.