Howard: East Whiteland Township awarded $200K for recreational improvements in Bacton Hill Park

MALVERN, Nov. 14 – State Rep. Kristine Howard announced today that East Whiteland Township has received $200,000 in state funds to develop Bacton Hill Park. 

“I’m so glad that that these state funds have been released to East Whiteland Township to develop Bacton Hill Park into a space that will give people of all ages pleasure and enjoyment,” said Howard, D-Chester. “I’m proud that the state is assisting in improving the quality of life in our communities through investments like these.”

Bacton Hill Park, formerly known as the Swanenburg property, has been owned by East Whiteland Township for 20 years. During this time, few improvements were made to the space. Howard said these funds will enable the substantial rehabilitation of the space.

The project focuses on the development of Bacton Hill Park in East Whiteland Township. The work will include construction of a pavilion, a pedestrian walkway, a parking area, as well as stormwater management measures. The project also includes the installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing; ADA access, landscaping, project signage and other related site improvements.

DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation assists local governments, recreation and conservation organizations with funding for projects related to conservation, parks and recreation, including conservation of open space, river conservation and access, and the planning, acquisition and development of public parks. More information can be found here.