Local Recreation Projects Receive $900,000 in State Grants

Recreation projects for Butler County municipalities in the 21st Senatorial District will receive grants totaling $900,000 from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program (CCPP), according to Senator Scott Hutchinson.

The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania will receive $200,000 for further development of Succop Nature Park in the City of Butler. The work includes construction of a nature play area, boardwalk, nature trail, parking area, ADA access, as well as landscaping and other site improvements.

Connoquenessing Borough will receive $40,000 for further development of Connoquenessing Park, including construction of a pedestrian walkway, ADA access, landscaping and other site improvements.

Cranberry Township will receive $125,000 for rehabilitation of North Boundary Park, including the installation of play equipment with a safety surface, ADA access, landscaping and other site improvements.

Evans City Borough will receive $300,000 for rehabilitation of Evans City Pool and bathhouse, as well as the installation of a filtration and recirculation system, ADA access, landscaping and other site improvements.

Slippery Rock Borough will receive $40,000 for further development of Community Park, including construction of a pedestrian walkway, ADA access, landscaping and other site improvements.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy will receive $195,000 to assist in the acquisition of 39 acres along Miller Road for an addition to the Wolf Creek Narrows Natural Area and protection of wildlife habitat.

“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.

Contact:          Justin Leventry           (717) 787-9684
jleventry@pasen.gov