A total of $338,658 in Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program grants was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) at its meeting today (September 17) for recreational development projects in Beaver and Lawrence counties, according to Senator Elder Vogel.
In Beaver County, Baden was awarded $42,500 for playground restoration; Ellwood City was awarded $190,000 for Steifel Park enhancement; and, Harmony Township was awarded $62,158 for improvements to township parks.
Baden will use the grant to install a new play structure at the Virginia Heights playground and to improve safety at Schiller Street Park. Elwood City plans to build a new nature center, observation deck and parking area at Steifel Park. Harmony Township will use the grant to replace outdated playground equipment with interactive equipment such as climbers, spinners and rockers at three community parks.
In Lawrence County, Wampum was awarded $44,000 to complete its new tennis courts at Wampum Park and remove a deteriorated court.
“These grants represent an investment by the state in the development and protection of recreational areas throughout Beaver and Lawrence counties,” Senator Vogel said. “These grants will upgrade these recreational areas and improve the quality of life in those communities.”
The CFA was established as an independent agency of the Commonwealth to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth.
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