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Williams Cheers $40K Grant for Minch Park Rehabilitation in Parkesburg

Williams Cheers $40K Grant for Minch Park Rehabilitation in Parkesburg

PARKESBURG, PA — State Rep. Dan Williams, D-Chester, announced a $40,000 grant has been awarded to Parkesburg Borough in Chester County for the rehabilitation of Minch Park.

In support of the project, Williams spoke with members of Parkesburg’s newly created Parks & Recreation Committee this summer about a growing list of projects for Minch Park.

This funding, awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources through its Community Conservation Partnerships Program, will go toward the following:

  • Renovation of a comfort station and pedestrian walkways.
  • ADA access, landscaping, project signage, and other related site improvements.

“The beauty of our local parks is instrumental in not only how we view our communities, but how we feel about and interact with them,” Williams said. “I’m fully in support of Minch Park’s rehabilitation, and I congratulate my friends in Parkesburg Borough for being awarded this grant. I look forward to enjoying the fruits of these improvements.”

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The Community Conservation Partnerships Program assists local governments, recreation and conservation organizations with funding for projects related to conservation, parks and recreation, including conservation of open space, river conservation and access, and the planning, acquisition and development of public parks. More information can be found here.

Source: Rep. Dan Williams, 74th Legislative District

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Kathy Rick
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Kathy Rick

Is this fool up for re-election in 2020? Parkesburg needs park rehabilitation like they need another barber or hairdresser. Seriously. We ñeed roads repaired, we need to enforce the sidewalk ordinance. Fix the Municipal lot by the Library, that needs work. What a waste of taxpayer money.

Timothy Alexander
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Timothy Alexander

I wholeheartedly agree, Kathy! Borough roads and infrastructure projects are far more important. I would also say that turning (what I call) Parkesburg’s “business loop” (essentially Main Street, RT 10, 1st Ave, and the connecting section of S Culvert St) into a “Business Opportunity Zone” to encourage investment. I don’t think there is any land left in the borough for industrial development, but I believe Lower Valley Rd is ideal for more development and would help the greater Octorara area, and should not be set aside as protected agriculture. Parkesburg can’t survive as a bedroom community. It needs to be… Read more »