The Town of Moultonborough, NH recently made much desired upgrades to its public recreation area at Kraine Meadow Park. Since the generous donation of 16 acres of land in 1977 by Peter and Rose Kraine, the park has been transformed by playing fields, tennis and basketball courts, volleyball pits, and children’s playgrounds. Many of these upgrades over the years were financed in part by block grants and grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Moultonborough is a three-time recipient of LWCF grants. The most recent upgrades include a new picnic pavilion with a composting toilet system. The pavilion provides shade and fresh air, allows for larger outdoor gatherings, and furnishes needed facilities for extended recreation stays. In their efforts to improve the general health of the public, cities and towns are able to combine many different block grants with LWCF monies to provide restroom facilities that help increase outdoor activity.