Briggs announces $300,000 state grant for park improvements in Upper Merion Township

HARRISBURG, Nov. 15 – State Rep. Tim Briggs, D-Montgomery, today announced Upper Merion Township has been awarded a $300,000 Community Conservation Partnership Program state grant for the rehabilitation of Swedeland Park, Bob White Park and Township Park.

Upper Merion Township will use the grant to make improvements at the three parks, including installing play equipment with safety surfacing, handicap access, landscaping, project signs and other improvements.

“Congratulations to Upper Merion Township for securing funding to enhance these three wonderful public parks.” Briggs said. “These upgrades and improvements will make our parks even more welcoming and accessible to all members of our community. I thank the township and CCPP for recognizing the important role that public parks play here in the district and across Pennsylvania.”

CCPP grants are administered by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and is administered by DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation to provide financial and technical assistance to local governments, nonprofits and other organizations for planning acquisition and development of park, recreation, conservation and greenway projects.