DeLuca: $40K grant to aid in rehabilitation of Blawnox Community Park

HARRISBURG, Nov. 14 – State Rep. Tony DeLuca, D-Allegheny, announced Thursday that the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources approved a $40,000 state grant to be used for the rehabilitation of Blawnox Community Park.

“Local parks are one of many reasons residents love to call our district home,” DeLuca said. “But, just like our roadways, sometimes our parks need some refurbishing so that families can enjoy these locations to the fullest extent. Today’s funding will assist in that initiative.”

DeLuca said the rehabilitation project at Blawnox Community Park will include the renovation of a basketball court; installation of fencing; ADA access; landscaping; and other site-related improvements.

The grant was among dozens awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources on Thursday through its Community Conservation Partnerships Program.

The program assists local governments, recreation and conservation organizations with funding for projects related to conservation, parks and recreation, including conservation of open space, river conservation and access, and the planning, acquisition and development of public parks. More information can be found here.