DeLuca: $237,500 investment awarded to improve Penn Hills community parks

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 14 – State Rep. Tony DeLuca, D-Allegheny, announced today the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources awarded $237,500 in grant funding for rehabilitation projects for Universal Park and Penn Hills Community Park.

“Penn Hills Park and Universal Park are both very valuable assets in the municipality,” DeLuca said. “This grant money will allow Penn Hills to rehabilitate and improve these parks, including making them ADA compliant, so they can be utilized and enjoyed by the entire community. I was proud to support this grant application and I will continue to advocate for funding for projects that improve our community and our lives.”

DeLuca said the funding will be used to install new playground equipment with safety surfacing at Penn Hills Community Park, while upgrades to Universal Park include pavilions, pedestrian walkways and parking areas. Both parks will also see enhancements for ADA access, landscaping, project signs and other related site improvements.

DCNR Deputy Secretary Lauren Imgrund joined municipal officials at Universal Park today to discuss the grant funding, which was made available through the Community Conservation Partnership Program. More information about the program is available here.