– State grants totaling $350,000 have been awarded to three Perry County municipalities to fund recreational improvement projects, according to Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland). Keller played a key role in securing the funding through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).
“Rural municipalities within a rural county have not always been afforded the state agency grant support of the larger, more populated areas of the Commonwealth,” said Keller. “I am pleased these funding applications were approved for projects that will help to enhance the quality of life in these communities and attract new residents.”
Spring Township received $270,000 toward development of Lynn Sheaffer Dum Memorial Park, which includes construction of a multi-purpose field, pedestrian walkways, access road and parking area; and the installation of playground equipment with required safety surfacing, ADA access and landscaping.
Marysville Borough was awarded $40,000 for the rehabilitation of its pool complex, which includes the construction of a pavilion, ADA access and landscaping.
Wheatfield Township received a $40,000 grant for the rehabilitation of Wagner Park, which includes the construction of pedestrian walkways, a bridge and parking area, ADA access and landscaping.
DCNR awarded a total of $50 million for 280 projects across Pennsylvania that will create new recreational opportunities, conserve natural resources and help revitalize local communities.
Representative Mark Keller
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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