Rep. Goodman announces $40,000 state grant for East Norwegian Township

HARRISBURG, Nov. 14 – State Rep. Neal P. Goodman announced that East Norwegian Township will receive a $40,000 state grant to help with improvements at Schoentown Park.


“I congratulate East Norwegian officials for all their hard work into making Schoentown Park a beautiful recreational complex that is a source of pride and enjoyment for the community,” said Goodman, D-Schuylkill.


The grant will help pay for construction of baseball dugouts; a retaining wall; a spectator area and pedestrian walkway; installation of a backstop and fencing; access for people with disabilities; landscaping; and other improvements.


Township Supervisor Jack Ketner said the new dugouts will be located so spectators will have an unobstructed view of the field from an area where trees provide shade. He said the new dugouts will not have any steps and will be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.


In addition to the work on the baseball field, Ketner said the township intends to remove a six-foot wall because it could cause injury if a child falls from it. The township has been planning the project for about a year and a half, he said.


The grant for Schoentown Park was one of 169 awarded statewide today by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Community Conservation Partnership Program for planning, construction, rehabilitation and outreach.