Conklin: Nearly $67,000 in state grants awarded toward equipment, related upgrades to Rush Township park

HARRISBURG, Sept. 17 – Approximately $66,328 in state funds have been awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority to Rush Township in Centre County to make needed upgrades to its municipal park, announced state Rep. Scott Conklin.

Conklin, D-Centre, said the funds will allow the township to replace deteriorated equipment, install new picnic tables, bike racks and fencing and correct ADA-accessibility issues at the Rush Township Municipal Park. He added the funds will also allow the construction of accessible parking spaces with adjacent walkways and a walking trail.

“These parks are special places in our communities and providing this investment to restore and preserve them is a vital quality of life issue,” said Conklin. “These funds will ensure that our parks are safe, enjoyable places for all to enjoy, including individuals with disabilities.”

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