Daley: $131.7K in state grants awarded to improve safety in Whitpain Township’s Wentz Run Park

HARRISBURG, Sept. 20 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, announced today that she secured $131,669 in state grants to install parking lot solar lights in Wentz Run Park in Whitpain Township, Montgomery County.

The grants were awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program.

“This funding will help improve safety and reduce energy costs in Whitpain’s Wentz Run Park by installing parking lot solar lights,” Daley said. “By increasing safety, more people will take advantage of this wonderful community resource.”

The funds will be used to replace the existing wooden light poles and lights at the Wentz Run Park parking lot with 18 new aluminum poles and solar LED lights. The new solar lights will reduce energy costs and improve safety at the park through adequate and reliable lighting.

The Commonwealth Financing Authority was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages. The Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program funds can be used to develop, rehabilitate and improve public parks, recreation areas, greenways, trails and river conservation.