Recreation projects in the 21st Senatorial District will receive grants totaling $469,000 from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program (CCPP), according to Senator Scott Hutchinson.
Penn Township, Butler County, will receive $270,000 for further development of Harcrest Park. The work includes construction of an access road, parking area, comfort station and pavilions, installation of play equipment with safety surfacing, ADA access, landscaping and other site improvements.
Oil City, Venango County, will receive $90,000 for rehabilitation of James A. Nelles Memorial Pool, including bathhouse renovations, ADA access, landscaping and other site improvements.
Utica Borough, Venango County, will receive $34,000 for rehabilitation of Marty Clark Playground, including construction of a pedestrian walkway, installation of playground equipment with safety surfacing, ADA access, landscaping and other site improvements.
Warren City, Warren County, will receive $75,000 for rehabilitation and further development of Betts Park, including construction of pedestrian walkways and gazebo, renovation of comfort station/concession facility, 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 parks and 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. CCPP is supported by Key 93 (Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund), the Environmental Stewardship Fund (Growing Greener I) and several federal funding sources.