State Grants Support Community Development Projects in Greene, Washington Counties

HARRISBURG – Several state grants will aid in the development and rehabilitation of parks and recreational areas in Washington and Greene counties, according to Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).

In Washington County, three grants totaling more than $266,000 will support projects in Morris Township, South Strabane Township and Washington City.

A $70,000 grant will support further development in Morris Township Community Park, including construction of a pedestrian walkway, fishing pavilions, a pedestrian bridge and stormwater management measures.

A $46,100 grant will aid in the rehabilitation and development of Billy Bell Park in South Strabane Township, including construction of a new parking area and pedestrian walkway, installation of play equipment and safety surfacing and other site improvements.

A $150,000 grant will support improvements to Washington Park, including construction of a new parking area, pedestrian walkway and stormwater management measures, as well as installation of play equipment and other site improvements.

In Greene County, a $200,000 grant will further the development of Wisecarver Recreation Area. The project includes construction of an access drive, parking area, pedestrian walkways, softball field and stormwater management measures, as well as ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.

“Many of these improvements have been identified as priorities for years, but finding the funding to complete them has been difficult,” Bartolotta said. “I am thankful that these grants will help ensure these projects are completed and offer new recreation opportunities in local communities for years to come.”

Funding for the projects was provided through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, which is administered by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

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