Deasy: $175,000 in state funding awarded to Crafton Borough for park improvement project

HARRISBURG, Sept. 17 – A $175,000 state grant earmarked for a park rehabilitation project was awarded Tuesday to Crafton Borough, announced state Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny.

Deasy said the funding was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority and funded through the state’s Greenways, Trail and Recreation Program.

“The funding awarded today falls in unison with the commitment by Crafton Borough to follow a comprehensive plan to improve their community parks to ensure the safety of children,” Deasy said. “This grant money will help the borough accomplish this initiative, and I look forward to seeing the benefits of this funding in the near future.”

Deasy said the funding will go toward playground improvements at Crafton Park, which includes the installation of a modern safety surface for the playground area, consisting of interlocking rubberized tiles that reduce the risk of injury from falls around playground equipment.

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.