Burns: $116,700 in state grants awarded to improve local recreation

Grants will fund park improvements, ATV trails

EBENSBURG, Dec. 30 – Residents and visitors to Cambria County will benefit from more than $116,000 in state recreation grants, state Rep. Frank Burns announced today.

“Making these investments not only boosts the economy of our region but encourages visitors and residents alike to enjoy the wonderful outdoor recreation opportunities available in our area,” Burns said. “Bringing these tax dollars back here and reinvesting them into the community ensures these opportunities can be enjoyed for years to come.”

The funding awarded by DCNR today includes:

  • $70,000 for Gallitzin Borough to further develop Gremlin Park, which will include the construction of horseshoe pits, fitness equipment, landscaping and stormwater management.
  • $46,7000 to Rock Run Recreation to purchase equipment to expand and maintain approximately 140 miles of ATV trails in Cambria and Clearfield counties.

Over the last decade, Burns has worked to secure more than $270 million in state and federal funding for projects and programs big and small in Cambria County, including millions for local and regional recreation and outdoors projects, helping to make Cambria County one of the state’s premier destinations for outdoor enthusiasts.