Daley praises $1.4M grant for Wissahickon Park redevelopment

WHITPAIN, Nov. 15 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, applauds a $1.4 million grant that will help continue the development of Wissahickon Park in Whitpain Township, Montgomery County.

The funding, with an exact total of $1,429,784, was awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources through its Community Conservation Partnerships Program.

This grant will assist with the continued development of Wissahickon Park, which seeks to reopen after the heavily used community park was closed in 1984. The work would include:

  • Construction of a pavilion, comfort station, parking areas and walkways.
  • Plaza paving.
  • Construction of volleyball, bocce and horseshoe courts.
  • Installation of playground equipment with required safety surfacing, site amenities, ADA access, landscaping and other site improvements.

“This community deserves the return of a vibrant and welcoming Wissahickon Park, a place to go for both relaxation and recreation,” Daley said. “I’m proud of and happy for the organizers and leaders in Whitpain Township for continuing on this path of redevelopment, and I congratulate them for this latest grant. It will be money well spent.”

The Community Conservation Partnerships Program assists local governments, recreation and conservation organizations with funding for projects related to conservation, parks and recreation, including conservation of open space, river conservation and access, and the planning, acquisition and development of public parks. More information can be found here.