Briggs applauds $227,000 grant for Mackenzie Park
Rep. Tim Briggs September 8, 2022 | 1:42 PM
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Sept. 8– State Rep. Tim Briggs, D-Montgomery, today announced an investment of $227,000 in state funding from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for the rehabilitation and further development of Mackenzie Park in West Conshohocken.
“By investing in our local parks, we are not only improving our surroundings, but we are also improving the quality of life of our citizens,” said Briggs. “I want to thank Governor Wolf, the state DCNR, and everyone who helped make this investment possible.”
Included in the rehabilitation plan is the renovation of the internal loop trail; construction of pedestrian walkways and stormwater management measures; ADA access, landscaping, project signage; and other related site improvements.
The funding was approved by DCNR in a statewide campaign to rehabilitate and expand parks, greenways, and other natural attractions. The money is part of a $90 million grant that is the largest single investment in Pennsylvania recreation and conservation in agency history, surpassing the previous record of $70 million in 2021.
Briggs said this project is just one of many he is supporting in his campaign of natural conservation and community revitalization.
More information on the projects is available here: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/governor-wolf-announces-historic-90-million-investment-to-improve-recreation-community-revitalization-across-pennsylvania/.