Rep. Freeman: $278,000 to Northampton County for community revitalization

State Rep. Robert Freeman, D-Northampton, announced that the city of Easton and Hellertown Borough has received a total of $278,000 in state funding through the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Freeman said the Community Conservation Partnerships Program allows the public and private sector to work together to make neighborhoods and business areas economically strong.

The grant awards are as follows:

  • The city of Easton - $100,000 for rehabilitation and further development of Centre Square Park. Work will include renovation of a pedestrian plaza and pedestrian walk ways; installation of lighting; ADA access; landscaping, and other related site improvements.

  • Hellertown Borough - $178,000 Rehabilitation of Dimmick Park. Work will include installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing; construction of storm water management measures; ADA access, landscaping, and other related site improvements.

"These grants mean a great deal to communities for projects without placing the additional cost onto local taxpayers," Freeman said.

The program is administered by DCNR. The Community Conservation Partnerships Program is designed to help local governments and recreation and conservation organizations with funding to help with projects related to parks, conservation and recreation