Park and Recreation Development Fund

The Park and Recreation Development (PARD) Fund is a state-funded, noncompetitive, reimbursable grant program for eligible local governments or special purpose district entities which provide recreational opportunities within each county. PARD assists in the development of new public recreation facilities or with the enhancement/renovation of existing facilities.

Projects need the endorsement of a majority weighted vote factor of County Legislative Delegation members. Eligible entities are notified of new allocation amounts each July.


PARD Details

  • PARD Guidelines: PDF | Word
  • Grant cycle: monthly
  • Match: PARD is an 80-20 match grant program
  • Deadline: Applications are due on the 10th of each month

For more information, contact Alesha Cushman, PARD Grants Coordinator, at 803.734.0185 or



New PARD Approved Projects: As of March 28, 2023

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