Deasy announces $376,000 in grants for community pool and trailways

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 30 – State Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, announced today a total of $376,600 in state funding for upgrades to the Crafton Community Pool and recreational trails along Pittsburgh’s three rivers.

The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources awarded the following grants:

  • $250,000 to Crafton Borough for the rehabilitation of Crafton Community Pool, including renovating the bathhouse and concession stand, installing utilities, ADA access, landscaping and other site improvements.
  • $26,000 to Friends of the Riverfront Inc. to prepare a Water Trail Management Plan for the Three Rivers Water Trail in Allegheny County.
  • $100,600 to Riverlife to prepare a trail study for the Three Rivers Heritage Trail on the West End Bridge.

“These investments provide a boost to recreational areas where people can enjoy the outdoors and connect with their communities,” Deasy said. “The improvements to the Crafton Community Pool and preparing plans for land and water trails along the Three Rivers helps to encourage people to visit these areas and makes them more accessible for all.”

The DCNR grant was made available through the Community Conservation Partnership Program. More information about the program is available here.