Shusterman announces $1.2 million conservation grant funding for park, recreation and conservation projects

HARRISBURG, Dec. 30 – State Rep. Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery, announced today three grants totaling $1,165,000 have been awarded to several projects in Chester County. The grants will be used to improve parks, create a countywide trail, and update the county’s River Conservation Plan. 

“This funding will have a lasting impact on our communities, said Shusterman. “When we invest in developing green spaces, we invest in the health and wellbeing of everyone in our community. I am thankful that we have secured this funding and will now be able to invest in our region’s future.”

The grants are:

  • Tredyffrin Township, $1,025,000: For the rehabilitation and further development of Wilson Farm Park. Work to include renovation of amphitheater, seating area, pavilions, concession stand, baseball field and pond area; construction of spray park, tennis and pickleball courts, pedestrian walkways and stormwater management measures; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing, lighting and utilities; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.

  • Chester County, $60,000: To prepare a Countywide Trail Plan for Chester County.

  • Chester County Commissioners Water Resource Authority, $80,000: To prepare an update to the 2002 River Conservation Plan for multiple watersheds in Chester County.

The funding was provided by the Community Conservation Partnership Program grants administered through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.