Recreation projects in Venango and Warren counties will receive grants totaling $82,000 from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program (CCPP), according to Senator Scott Hutchinson.
Emlenton Borough, Venango County, will receive $10,000 for further development of the 6-acre Hughes Park, including preparation of the site development and construction drawings, construction budget and bid package.
Oil City, Venango County, will receive $62,000 for development of the Erie-to-Pittsburgh Trail in the city, including construction of a half-mile trail from the Oil City Marina to the Justus Trail, ADA access, landscaping and other site improvements.
Youngsville Borough, Warren County, will receive $10,000 for rehabilitation and further development of the 16-acre Hilltop Park, including preparation of the site development and construction drawings, construction budget and bid package.
“These grants represent an 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.
Contact: Justin Leventry (717) 787-9684