Bristol Township to Receive State Grant for Cedar Avenue Park

BRISTOL, Nov. 15 – Bristol Township was awarded a $240,000 state Department of Community and Economic Development grant to develop a 3-acre park at 500 Cedar Ave., according to state Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks.

The grant comes from the state Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program and will be used to transform land containing an abandoned trailer park into a passive recreational park. Bristol Township will also contribute additional funding for the project.

The grant will be used for site improvements including demolition, soil preparation, landscaping, trails, benches, handicapped-accessible ramps and ornamental fencing, Davis said.

“Any time the opportunity exists for a community to take a dilapidated eyesore and turn it into a beautiful park and a model of conservation, we must work together to seize it,” Davis said. “I’m proud to have worked alongside Sen. Tomlinson to do just that. This project will increase the quality of life in Bristol Township, and I look forward to the outcome.”

State Sen. Tommy Tomlinson, R-Bucks, said, “This is a great opportunity to transform an abandoned property into an area that residents can use for a variety of recreational purposes. I’m pleased that Bristol Township has been proactive in seeking funding for this upgrade, which will provide more open space, contribute to a better quality of life, and make excellent use of the current land.”

Construction will begin in July and is expected to be completed by December 2018.