Mullins: $636,000 for outdoor recreational improvements

OLYPHANT, Jan. 13 – State funding totaling $636,000 has been awarded for two outdoor recreational improvement projects in the 112th Legislative District, state Rep. Kyle Mullins announced today.

“These state dollars will improve the outdoor recreation opportunities for the residents and visitors within our communities,” said Mullins, D-Lackawanna. “I want to thank the state for recognizing the importance of these projects and I will always strongly advocate for efforts to improve the quality of life for the residents of our region.”

According to Mullins, the grants announced in his district include:

  • Jessup - $561,000, Rehabilitation of the Jessup Sports Complex. Work will include construction of pedestrian walkways, parking area and stormwater management measures; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing and fencing; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.

  • Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority - $75,000, Implement an interpretive and wayfinding signage program in Carbondale, Olyphant, and along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. Work will include an electronic written summary report.

The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources administered the grant through its Community Conservation Partnerships Program. The special fall grant round focused on underserved communities and on supporting the outdoor recreation sector, closing trail gaps, and planting trees along streams and communities.