Steele secures $50,000 to develop regional riverfront park

Will provide for fishing, boating access points in Cheswick, Tarentum

CHESWICK, March 12 – New grant funding of $50,000 will allow the boroughs of Cheswick and Tarentum to develop plans for a regional riverfront park with fishing and boating access points, state Rep. Mandy Steele announced.

Steele, D-Allegheny, said that each borough will receive $25,000 to develop the master plan for the riverfront park, which will include two fishing and boating access points along the Allegheny River.

“This funding will lay the groundwork for a riverfront park that will make fishing and boating more accessible for our neighbors in Cheswick and Tarentum, who currently must rely on the boat launch at Bull Creek Run,” Steele said. “As an advocate for outdoor recreation and conservation, I’m thankful to the commission for working with me to secure this funding, which will create more opportunities for residents and tourists to enjoy our beautiful Allegheny River.”

The grants come from the Boating Facility Grant Program, which the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission administers. The program provides grants for the planning, acquisition, development and rehabilitation of public boating facilities.