HARRISBURG – Sen. Michele Brooks (R-50) today announced the approval of state funding for multiple parks projects in Crawford, Lawrence and Mercer counties.
“One of the great parts of living in the 50th District is that we’re blessed to have many wonderful outdoor recreational opportunities. Now, because of the partnership between the General Assembly and DCNR, there will be more new ways for families to enjoy healthy activities outside while improving the existing places we currently have,” Brooks said.
The following grants were approved by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources:
Meadville City will receive $24,500 to prepare a master site development plan for the 0.6-acre Fifth Ward Park. The work will include an electronic written report and site development drawing.
New Castle City will receive $75,000 for the rehabilitation of Deshon Park. The work will include renovation of the baseball field; construction of pedestrian walkways, dugout and parking area; installation of bleachers; 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 a pedestrian walkway; installation of fencing, ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.
Stoneboro Borough will receive $100,000 for the rehabilitation of Stoneboro Community Park. The work will include construction of a comfort station, pedestrian walkway and parking area; installation of utilities, ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related improvements.
The grants were awarded through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, which helps fund planning, acquisition and development of public parks, recreation areas, trails and more.
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