Deasy: Grant will help make upgrades to city’s recreational area

Townsend Parklet project awarded funding

HARRISBURG, Oct. 11 – State Rep. Daniel Deasy, D-Allegheny, said a Community Conservation Partnership Program grant in the amount of $200,000 that will help revitalize Townsend Parklet was awarded today through the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Deasy said Townsend Parklet was awarded the funding in order to help provide additional playground equipment and renovate a basketball court, along with installing new surface material and lighting. Townsend Parklet is located at 817 Chartiers Ave., and sits on almost 2 acres in Pittsburgh.

“I couldn’t be more pleased that our community will receive this funding to renovate one of our recreational areas,” Deasy said. “Providing safe spaces that are accessible to all of our residents is important and imperative.”

Deasy, who advocated on behalf of the project that is located in the Elliott neighborhood of his district, said the renovation will create a more welcoming atmosphere for the community.

The source of funding for the grant is the Keystone Fund. More information about the grant is available on the DCNR website.