Deasy announces $500,000 grant for Sheraden Park improvements

PITTSBURGH, April 25 – State Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, announced $500,000 in funding from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program to support the city of Pittsburgh’s Sheraden Park rehabilitation project.

Deasy said the project includes improvements to the rest area/park building, grill area, hiking trail addition, children’s discovery garden, hillside dog park, wilderness education area, ADA-accessible community garden and apiary. The funding will also include site preparation, grading, landscaping, signage, stair repair, pedestrian lighting and safety improvements. The project will add 6,800 linear feet of cleared, graded trail additions and water control elements within Sheraden Park.

“Sheraden Park is a pillar of the West Pittsburgh community and a place where people of all ages can enjoy the outdoors,” Deasy said. “The RACP funding makes basic improvements to the park’s existing amenities and provides new opportunities that are accessible to everyone. I’m excited for these upgrades and the investment in the future of Sheraden Park.”

The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program is a grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects.

RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenue or other measures of economic activity.