Kim announces $150K grant for Reservoir Park updates

State funding would be used for a tot lot playground and other updates to the park

HARRISBURG, Nov. 30 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, announced the city of Harrisburg has been approved for $150,000 in state funding through the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program.

“The city of Harrisburg has some beautiful parks, however, there is a need for updating and improving some of our green spaces,” Kim said. “This grant will allow the city to improve and revitalize Reservoir Park as well as support families and young children by providing them with a new and safe space to play.”

The money from this grant will fund a tot lot playground designed for younger children and be used to create walkways and increase parking in Reservoir Park to accommodate more visitors. The grant and these improvements are part of a revitalization effort that also includes a Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grant for $250,000 for a Chutes and Ladders playground.

The Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program is funded through Act 13 and the Marcellus Legacy Fund. The Commonwealth Financing Authority, an independent agency of the PA Department of Community and Economic Development, approved the grant earlier this month.