Readshaw: Nearly $700,000 in state funding awarded to 36th Legislative District

HARRISBURG, Nov. 14 – Brentwood Community Park will receive substantial upgrades thanks to a $697,600 state grant that will aid in the rehabilitation of the park, announced state Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny.

The grant, awarded through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, will be administered by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

“I’m happy to announce this funding that will aid in the much-needed renovation and rehabilitation of certain aspects of Brentwood Community Park,” Readshaw said. “I’m confident members of the 36th Legislative District will be just as excited as I am once they see the impact this funding will have at this location.”

Readshaw said the grant money will be used for the reconstruction of the park’s swimming pool, which will include the installment of a zero-depth entry deck for ADA compliance; installation of a pool liner and water features piping; site-fencing amenities; ADA access; and a landscaping project.

The Community Conservation Partnerships Program is administered by DCNR and includes the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund (Key 93), the Environmental Stewardship Fund (Growing Greener 1) and several federal funding sources.

The CCPP is administered by DCNR's Bureau of Recreation and Conservation to provide financial and technical assistance to local governments, river and trail organizations, land trusts and other nonprofits for planning, acquisition and development of park, recreation, conservation and greenway projects.