$1.2 Million Announced for Local Park, Recreation and Conservation Projects


HARRISBURG,  PA — State Rep. Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery, announced three grants totaling $1,165 million have been awarded to several projects in Chester County. The grants will be used to improve parks, create a countywide trail, and update the county’s River Conservation Plan.

“This funding will have a lasting impact on our communities, said Shusterman. “When we invest in developing green spaces, we invest in the health and wellbeing of everyone in our community. I am thankful that we have secured this funding and will now be able to invest in our region’s future.”

The grants are:

  • Tredyffrin Township, $1,025,000: For the rehabilitation and further development of Wilson Farm Park. Work to include renovation of amphitheater, seating area, pavilions, concession stand, baseball field and pond area; construction of spray park, tennis and pickleball courts, pedestrian walkways and stormwater management measures; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing, lighting and utilities; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.
  • Chester County, $60,000: To prepare a Countywide Trail Plan for Chester County.
  • Chester County Commissioners Water Resource Authority, $80,000: To prepare an update to the 2002 River Conservation Plan for multiple watersheds in Chester County.
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The funding was provided by the Community Conservation Partnership Program grants administered through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

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