Bartolotta Announces More Than $1.3 Million in Grants for the 46th District

WASHINGTON – Six grants to improve recreation and community revitalization totaling more than $1.3 million have been awarded to the 46th District through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, according to Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).

In Greene County, one grant for $586,900 will be used to further develop Franklin Township’s Wisecarver Recreation Area. Work will include construction of pedestrian walkways, an internal loop trail, a boardwalk, a pedestrian bridge, observation areas, pavilions, softball fields, comfort stations, a concession building, storage buildings, a nature center, an access drive, parking areas and stormwater management measures; installation of nature play equipment with required safety surfacing, utilities, fencing and interpretive signage; ADA access, landscaping, a project sign and other related site improvements.

Also in Greene County, a grant for $70,000 will be used to benefit Community Park in Washington Township. Work will include the renovation of an internal loop trail; construction of pedestrian walkways, a parking area and an access drive; ADA access, landscaping, a project sign and other related site improvements.

The other four grants were awarded to Washington County. Palmer Park in Donora Borough will receive a $362,600 grant to renovate the dek hockey court; construction of pedestrian walkways, a parking area and stormwater management measures; installation of scoreboard system and utilities; ADA access, landscaping, a project sign and other related site improvements.

Carroll Township’s Valley Avenue Park will receive $215,000 for the construction of pedestrian walkways, a parking area and stormwater management measures; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing; ADA access, landscaping, a project sign and other related site improvements.

Centerville Borough’s Victory Park will receive $70,000 for the construction of a pedestrian walkway and parking area; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing; ADA access, landscaping, a project sign and other related site improvements.

Speers Borough’s Lower Speers Park will receive $70,000 for the construction of a parking area; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing and fencing; ADA access, landscaping, a project sign and other related site improvements.

“In addition to offering more opportunities for district residents to make wonderful memories enjoying our great outdoors, the grant funding will also help to attract people from out of the area who are interested in exploring all that southwestern Pennsylvania has to offer,” Bartolotta said. “When they visit for our recreational offerings, they often eat in our restaurants and stay over – boosting the local economy in the process. It is a win all around.”

 

CONTACT: Katrina Hanna, 717-787-1463