Kosierowski: More than $300,000 awarded for projects Dickson City, Greenfield Township

HARRISBURG, April 28 -- State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, announced today that the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources awarded funding to two projects in Lackawanna County.DCNR Dickson City Check Presentation

“It’s wonderful when our local communities are provided the tools to take on projects that involve conservation and improve our quality of life,” said Kosierowski. “For example, Greenfield Township is going to utilize its $70,000 funding allotment to create a park for residents on what was a former blighted property. When complete, it will be an added resource for the community, having expanded outdoor recreational opportunities for future generations.”

According to Kosierowski, the grant awarded to the township will help with the creation of its first official municipal park and the initial development of a parking area, walking trail, dog park and other amenities. This is the first grant DCNR has awarded to the township and it will help expand outdoor recreation opportunities in an area with limited access.

Dickson City Borough received $270,000 to make improvements to Bernard Siminski Park.

Kosierowski said that the project will involve the construction of basketball, tennis, pickleball, and volleyball courts as well as a new comfort station, dugouts, pedestrian walkway, and parking area. 

“There are more than 6,100 local parks across Pennsylvania,” Kosierowski said. “I’m happy that DCNR has selected the Siminski Park project to receive funding. It’s another example of the great community conservation partnerships between state and local government.” 

Learn more about DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnership Program grants on the DCNR website.