Malagari welcomes $125,000 grant for Whistlestop Park upgrades

HATFIELD, Sept. 20 Whistlestop Park in Hatfield Township will receive an additional investment of $125,000 in state funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program, state Rep. Steven Malagari, D-Montgomery, announced today.

“I am pleased to see Hatfield receive this funding,” Malagari said. “Public spaces are the heart of the community. The renovations made to this park will make it easier for people of all ages and abilities to gather together.”

This funding is to supplement a previous grant of $250,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Whistlestop Park is owned by Montgomery Township and is located in Hatfield Township.

These recent grants will enrich Whistlestop Park with improvements to the softball field and pickleball courts, as well as the construction of an internal loop trail. ADA access, landscaping, project signage, and other related site improvements are also included in the rehabilitation plan.

Malagari said this additional funding includes the rehabilitation and re-use of an old playground area as a picnic grove, in addition to improvements to trails, pedestrian walkways, parking areas, stormwater management measures, and playground equipment with required safety surfacing.