Hanbidge announces $25K grant for development of Veterans Memorial Park

TOWAMENCIN TWP., April 21 – State Rep. Liz Hanbidge, D-Montgomery, today announced that Veterans Memorial Park in Towamencin Township received a $25,000 grant to help draft a plan to develop the park’s open space.

“Accessible community parks help bring people together. Therefore, I’m excited to see how Towamencin Township will develop Veterans Memorial Park to make it an inviting and meaningful space for all,” Hanbidge said. “After a year of social distancing, I’m sure many will welcome a place to safely gather with loved ones outdoors and celebrate those who served.”

This grant was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Greenways, Trails and Recreation program. The total cost of this project is $50,000. The remaining half of the project will be funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

On Veterans Day 2018, Towamencin Township dedicated the Tennis-Lukens Open Space as Veterans Memorial Park for passive recreational use only. This project will conduct a thorough analysis of the site, prepare design alternatives and finalize a master plan while guiding the public involvement process. The process will include study committee meetings, public meetings, a web public opinion survey, and a 60-day public review following the submissions of the draft plans.

For more information, those interested can contact Hanbidge’s district office at 610-277-3230.