Local Recreation Projects Receive $180,000 in State Grants

Recreation improvement projects for Butler County municipalities were awarded $180,000 in Community Parks, Small Community and Partnership grants by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, according to Senator Scott Hutchinson.

Butler City was awarded $40,000 to rehabilitate and further develop Memorial Park. The work includes renovation and installation of play equipment, construction of pedestrian walkways, ADA access, landscaping and other site improvements.

Butler County will receive $110,000 for the rehabilitation of Alameda Park in Butler Township. The work includes installation of play equipment, construction of pedestrian walkways, ADA access, landscaping and other site improvements.

The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania was awarded $30,000 to engage stakeholders and conduct educational programming throughout the Buffalo Creek Watershed, including coordinating and promoting educational events and coordinate to develop a website

“These grants represent a sizeable investment by the state in the development of recreational areas around Butler County,” Senator Hutchinson said. “These parks and recreational facilities are a tremendous asset and these grants will provide new opportunities and improve the quality of life for everyone in the region.”

Contact:          Justin Leventry           (717) 787-9684.

                        Jleventry@pasen.gov