McClinton applauds $60,000 grant to help extend Schuylkill River Trail in southwest Philly

Pa. House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton announced today that a $60,000 grant has been awarded to support the extension of the Schuylkill River Trail in southwest Philadelphia. 

The state funding was distributed through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program and will invest in a trail study for the development of approximately 0.64 miles of the Schuylkill River Trail from Bartram’s Garden to Passyunk Ave. 

“I am very grateful my neighbors can access and enjoy the benefits the Schuylkill River Trail brings to southwest Philly and its surrounding communities,” said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. “We must keep working to secure these kinds of dollars to continue connecting even more people to the trail and the great outdoor opportunities it provides.”

McClinton joined other elected officials and local leaders back in November to cut the ribbon on the newest segment the Schuylkill Banks, which extended the trail from Bartram’s to 61st Street. This was the first phase of a larger project to ultimately expand the trail to Passyunk Ave. 

The Community Conservation Partnerships Program is a grant initiative administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Conversation and Natural Resources. This program funds projects across the commonwealth to acquire, develop and upgrade public parks, recreation areas, trails, riverfront access and other outdoor spaces. 

More information about the funding can be found on 
DCNR’s website