Kim welcomes $13 million for Harrisburg park improvements
HARRISBURG, Nov. 1 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, today announced over $13 million has been allocated for the renovation and overhaul of multiple parks and green spaces in Harrisburg.
“This is a monumental undertaking for our city,” Kim said. “Four public use areas will be revitalized in an upgrade that will be the largest city park project since the modernization of City Island.”
Funding for these projects came from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for city park improvements. A total of $45 million was awarded to 15 entities in the state, with Harrisburg receiving the largest amount of money.
With the funds, the city plans to upgrade 7th & Radnor Sports Park, Jackson Lick Pool, Wilson Playground and Reservoir Park. According to the city, the parks were chosen based on their need for immediate repairs.
Rehabilitation efforts to the parks will include replacing playground and park equipment, as well as developing spray parks and renovating sports courts.