Sainato: More than $550,000 awarded to fund major Lawrence County park improvements

NEW CASTLE, Sept. 6 – Major improvements are coming to two Lawrence County recreational areas thanks to $553,900 in grant funding, state Rep. Chris Sainato, D-Lawrence, announced today. 

Sainato said the funding – administered by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Community Conservation Partnerships Program – includes $374,800 for improvements to Pearson Park in Neshannock Township and $179,100 for further development of Quaker Falls Recreation Area in Mahoning Township.

“The grants we secured today are going to fund major improvements that will offer residents new ways to enjoy the outdoors,” Sainato said. “The grant to Neshannock Township will help fund a pedestrian walkway, pickleball courts, comfort station and operations facilities for Pearson Park, while a second grant to Lawrence County will help fund walkways, a pavilion and observation areas for Quaker Falls Recreation Area in Mahoning.

“Both projects will also include installation of fencing, landscaping and ADA access, so everyone in our community has a chance to enjoy the scenic beauty and fresh air these beloved outdoor areas have to offer.”

More about the funding is available here: