Guenst announces $584.1K in grants for Upper Dublin, Upper Moreland township parks
HARRISBURG, Dec. 30 – A fervent advocate for outdoor recreation and the conservation of natural habitats in the 152nd Legislative District, state Rep. Nancy Guenst proudly announced today that Upper Dublin Township was awarded $249,100 to develop Twining Valley Park, and Upper Moreland Township was awarded $335,000 to restore Farmstead Park.
The Community Conservation Partnership Program grants are from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).
“This state investment in our local recreation areas in Upper Dublin and Upper Moreland townships will enhance the quality of life for our residents, giving them areas to engage in physical activities outdoors,” Guenst said. “I am in particular glad that this money will help restore Farmstead Park’s natural habitat and safeguard the creek, while providing pedestrian walkways so people can enjoy the natural beauty of the area.”
Upper Dublin Township was awarded $249,100 to develop Twining Valley Park. The money will be used to construct a dog park, pump track, pickleball courts, pedestrian walkways, parking area and stormwater management measures; install play equipment with required safety surfacing, lighting and utilities; ADA access, landscaping, project signage, and other related site improvements.
Upper Moreland Township was awarded $335,000 to restore Farmstead Park along an unnamed tributary to Pennypack Creek. The funds will be used to restore wetland, meadow, and woodland areas, install riparian forest buffer, stormwater management measures, construction of pedestrian walkways, parking area, ADA access, landscaping, project signage, and other related site improvements.
The Community Conservation Partnership Program grants provide local governments and recreation and conservation organizations with funding for the following projects:
- Planning, acquisition, and development of public parks.
- Recreation areas.
- Motorized and non-motorized trails.
- River conservation and access.
- Conservation of open space.
Grants also support regional and statewide partnerships that build capacity to better develop and manage resources.
For more information on DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnership Program, click here.