Snyder secures $466K+ in grant funding for park, recreation upgrades

Money distributed through DCNR grant programs

HARRISBURG, Dec. 30 — State Rep. Pam Snyder announced today that more than $466,000 in grant funding has been awarded to upgrade local parks, conduct trail studies and develop conservation plans in the region.

The funding comes from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program grants, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. This grant program funds projects regarding public parks, recreation areas, trails, river conservation and other outdoor spaces.

Projects in Greene, Fayette, and Washington counties, awarded a collective $466,100, include:

  • Brownsville Borough - $50,000 - Rehabilitation and further development of Fenwick Park. Work to include renovation of basketball court; construction of pedestrian walkways, internal loop trail and parking area; installation of fencing; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.

  • Centerville Borough - $70,000 - Rehabilitation of Denbo Playground. Work to include renovation of pedestrian walkway, internal loop trail and parking area, installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing and fencing, ADA access, landscaping, project signs and other related site improvements.

  • Franklin Township - $300,000 - Rehabilitation and further development of Crawford Park. Work to include renovation of concession building, construction of pedestrian walkway, parking area and stormwater-management measures, installation of bleachers, fencing and utilities, ADA access, landscaping, project signs and other related site improvements.

  • Greene County - $31,100 - Prepare a trail study for the development of approximately three miles of the Waynesburg-Wisecarver Trail Connector in Waynesburg Borough and Franklin Township.

  • Washington County - $15,000 - Prepare an update to the Greenways Plan for Washington County.

“These projects will make sure our neighbors have new, accessible parks to play in, safe trails to walk, and outdoor places to gather with family and friends. This funding goes a long way toward making sure these projects are completed,” Snyder said. “I’d like to congratulate each of the groups involved in securing this funding, and I’m excited to see the results of these awards.”

Funding was awarded to more than 300 projects across the commonwealth. More information about the Community Conservation Partnerships Program grants through DCNR can be found here.