Local recreation projects receive $896,000 in state grants

Recreation projects in the 21st Senatorial District will receive grants totaling $896,000 from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program (CCPP), according to Senator Scott Hutchinson.

Clay Township, Butler County, will receive $40,000 for further development of Clay Township Community Park. The work includes construction of a pavilion, installation of utilities, ADA access, landscaping and other site improvements.

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy will receive $170,900 to be used toward the purchase of 38 acres along Miller Road in Slippery Rock Township, Butler County, for wetlands and habitat protection and passive recreation. The Conservancy also received $67,000 for rehabilitation of public access facilities at the Lake Pleasant Conservation Area in Venango Township, Erie County, including replacement of the boardwalk and floating dock, installation of a non-motorized boat launch, construction of access trails, creation of a parking area, ADA access, landscaping and other site improvements.

Allegheny Valley Land Trust will receive $500,000 for the further development of the Redbank Valley Trail in Porter Township, Clarion County. The work includes rehabilitation of the Climax Tunnel, construction of a trailhead at the western portal, construction of 2.3 miles of trail from the trailhead to St. Charles Road, ADA access, landscaping and other site improvements.

Franklin, Venango County, will receive $20,000 to prepare a bicycle and pedestrian connector plan.

Warren, Warren County, will receive $98,100 to develop a river walk trail and overlook. The work includes construction of a 0.2 mile walkway from the Hickory Street Bridge northwest along Pennsylvania Avenue, an overlook near Poplar Street, ADA access, landscaping and other site improvements.

“These grants represent a sizeable investment by the state in the development of recreational areas throughout the region,” Senator Hutchinson said. “These trails and parks and other recreational facilities will provide new opportunities and improve the quality of life for everyone in the region.”

The CCPP provides financial and technical assistance to local governments, land trusts, river and trail organizations and other non-profit organizations for the planning, acquisition and development of park, recreation, conservation and greenway areas.

Contact:

Justin Leventry
(717) 787-9684