DeLuca: More than $450,000 awarded to 32nd Legislative District for park improvement projects

HARRISBURG, Sept. 17 – State funding totaling a combined $454,410 was awarded Tuesday to Verona Borough, Penn Hills and Plum Borough for park beautification projects, announced state Rep. Tony DeLuca, D-Allegheny.

DeLuca said the funding was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority and funded through the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program.

“Enhancing public places like parks is key to continuing the beautification efforts here in the 32nd Legislative District,” DeLuca said. “The substantial funding awarded today will be reflected in our park areas in the near future, and I’m excited to see residents enjoying the enhancements for years to come.”

DeLuca said Verona Borough was awarded $200,000 for the construction of a new pavilion at Cribb’s Field. The project will include the demolition of the existing pavilion and the construction of a new one. DeLuca said the new pavilion will include concessions, restrooms and ADA access from the pavilion to the road.

Penn Hills was granted $104,410 for upgrades to Penn Hills Park. DeLuca said the funding will be used to replace the Maple and Red Oak pavilions, which have drainage, roof and concrete issues. DeLuca said the project will increase pavilion capacity and include prefabricated, all-steel basic gable end shelters.

Plum Borough received $150,000 for the rehabilitation of Logan’s Ferry Park. DeLuca said the project will focus on a new play area, as well as improvements to an existing parking area and basketball court.

The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages.