Rep. Kinkead announces over $212,000 for local outdoor recreation projects

State grant funds will develop trail and revitalize park

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 30 – State Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, announced today that a local trail and a park in the city will receive major updates thanks to more than $212,000 in state grant funds.

“Outdoor recreation opportunities in our city must be safe and accessible to all of our residents,” Kinkead said. “These projects will provide necessary upgrades to help ensure that everyone in our community can safely enjoy our parks and experience the beauty of the Allegheny River.”

One of the two funded projects involves renovations at West Penn Park in Polish Hill and was allocated $100,000 to install play equipment, landscape and improve ADA access.

The other project received $112,900 to increase ADA access and rehabilitate more than a half-mile of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail on the Northside.

The funding comes from the Recreation and Conservation State Grant Program, which is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.