Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Boscola announces $638K in parks grants

Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Senator Lisa M. Boscola announced today that the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has awarded a total of $638,200 in Recreation and Conservation grants in the 18th Senatorial District through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2) specifically for Community Parks (Development, Planning, Small Community) and Partnerships projects.

“Community parks play an invaluable role in the quality of life of a community. Through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, the Commonwealth is able to partner with local governments to improve community parks and thus improve the quality of life of our region,” Boscola said. “The Lehigh Valley is blessed with wonderful community parks and these grants will assist in the further development of local parks that not only our residents, but also visitors to our communities enjoy,” Boscola added.

The following grants were approved:

• Hellertown Borough, $228,200, Rehabilitation and further development of Authority Park. Project includes the renovation of concession stand; construction of comfort station and parking area; installation of fencing; ADA access, project sign.

• Northampton County, $200,000, Rehabilitation and further development of Wy-Hit-Tuk County Park, located in Williams Township. Project includes construction of a comfort station, pavilions, pedestrian walkways and stormwater management measures; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.

• City of Bethlehem, $210,000, Further development of the Rose Garden

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