- Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) today announced
that the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has awarded grants totaling
$328,800 to fund recreational improvement and conservation projects benefiting communities
in Crawford, Erie and Mercer counties.
Specific grant amounts and community recipients are as follows:
• Summit Township, Crawford County, was awarded $40,000 for the rehabilitation of Gibson Park, which will include the construction of a comfort station; and ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.
• Trustees of Conneaut Lake Park were awarded $112,300 for rehabilitation of Conneaut Lake Park, also located in Summit Township, which will include the construction of pavilions; and ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.
• Albion Borough, Erie County, was awarded $20,500 for the preparation of a Master Site Development Plan for the 57-acre Albion Borough Park.
• Jamestown Borough, Mercer County was awarded $156,000 for the development of Water Street Community Park, which will include the construction of a pavilion/comfort station, pedestrian walkways and stormwater management measures; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing, lighting and utilities; and ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.
The grants are supported by the Keystone and the Environmental Stewardship funds. The investments are among 169 competitive grants, awarded statewide, totaling approximately $24.5 million for community park and partnership projects including planning, construction, rehabilitation and outreach.
Representative Parke Wentling
17th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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