Deasy announces more than $583,000 in state funding for Sheraden Park
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 2 – State Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, announced today that the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program awarded $583,467 in funding for the Sheraden Park rehabilitation project in Pittsburgh.
The funding will be used for phase one of improvements to the hiking trails, hillside dog park, wilderness education area, ADA-accessible community garden and apiary. The project also includes site preparation, grading, landscaping, signage, stair repair, pedestrian lighting and safety improvements.
“Sheraden Park has provided many outdoor benefits for our community and this redevelopment project would make it more accessible to more people,” Deasy said. “I believe in the park’s potential to provide more recreational activities and opportunities through this project. I’m happy to have helped in securing a grant that invests in the park’s future.”
Grants through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program are administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects.
The RACP funding is in addition to the $4.25 million announced last week for the Josh Gibson Foundation and Welly LLC.