Covington applauds $110,000 rehabilitation project for Rosa Parks Park

WILKINSBURG, Sept. 9 – State Rep. Martell Covington, D-Allegheny, today announced that a project in his district will receive a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources that will create recreational opportunities and further conservation efforts in the community.

The funding was awarded as follows:

  • $110,000 for the rehabilitation of Rosa Parks Park, Wilkinsburg Borough, Allegheny County. Work to include construction of pedestrian walkways, basketball court, pavilion, parking area, and stormwater management measures; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing and utilities; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.

“It is great to see this grant going toward community revitalization,” Covington said. “Our community has been actively restoring this park and people will be overjoyed to hear about the investment into the planned rehabilitation of this public space.”

This funding was approved by the state DCNR as part of a statewide campaign to rehabilitate and expand parks, greenways, and other natural attractions. The $110,000 allocated for Rosa Parks Park is part of a $90 million in funding statewide -- the largest investment in Pennsylvania recreation and conservation in DCNR history.

Residents can learn more about all the projects and the historic investment being funded by DCNR at this link:

https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/governor-wolf-announces-historic-90-million-investment-to-improve-recreation-community-revitalization-across-pennsylvania/.