HARRISBURG – Several communities in Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence counties will soon benefit from the $3.3 million in grant funding for park and recreation projects awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (DCNR) Community Conservation Partnerships Program, according to Sen. Elder Vogel Jr. (R-47).
“Our local parks serve as a central place in our communities to bring together residents and visitors alike,” said Vogel. “Investing these critical funds in their upkeep and rehabilitation is a way we can continue to boost tourism in our area, stimulate our local economy, and help revitalize our communities for a better, brighter future.”
The following grants were approved by DCNR:
Ambridge Borough will receive $280,400 for the rehabilitation of P.J. Caul Memorial Park. The work will include renovation of plaza; installation of lighting and utilities; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.
Brighton Township will receive $160,900 for payment toward the acquisition of approximately 13 acres along Brighton Road for an addition to the Two Mile Run Park Extension.
Cranberry Township will receive $2,789,700 for further development of Cranberry Township Community Park. The work will include construction of pedestrian walkways, pavilion, comfort facility, multipurpose fields, access drive, parking area and stormwater management measures; installation of lighting and utilities; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.
Harmony Borough will receive $55,600 for the rehabilitation of Harmony Borough Park. The work will include construction of pedestrian walkway; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.
Wampum Borough will receive $73,000 for the rehabilitation of Wampum Park. The work will include renovation of the baseball field and dugouts; construction of pedestrian walkway; installation of fencing; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.
The DCNR Community Conservation Partnerships Program is funded with a variety of state and federal funding sources including: the Keystone Recreation, Park, and Conservation Fund; the Environmental Stewardship Fund; the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, subject to National Park Service approval; the federal Pennsylvania Recreational Trails Program, and the Pennsylvania Heritage Area Program.
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