Riverfront and Clever parks receive $325,000 for projects

HARRISBURG, Nov. 19 – Major projects at two local parks will be able to proceed thanks to $325,000 in state grants that were recently awarded to two municipalities, state Rep. Anita Astorino Kulik, D-Allegheny, said today.

“I want to thank the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for investing in these two important local projects,” Kulik said. “Both of these projects will result in improvements that everyone in our area can access and enjoy. Our parks and outdoor spaces play an important role in building healthy, active communities, and I am looking forward to seeing these projects come to fruition.”

Specifically, Coraopolis was selected to receive $200,000 to further develop the borough’s Riverfront Park, a project that will include the construction of pedestrian walkways, a pavilion, and gazebo and play equipment. The project also includes additional parking, handicap access and other improvements.

Robinson Township was selected to receive a $125,000 grant for a project at Clever Park. That project will include installing new playground equipment, improvements to handicap access, landscaping and other improvements.

Both grants were awarded through the DCNR Community Conservation and Partnerships Program, which provides financial and technical assistance to local governments, river and trail organizations, and trusts, and other nonprofits for planning, acquisition and development of park, recreation, conservation and greenway projects.