Krueger announces grants to support recreation projects in Nether Providence, Ridley townships

FOLSOM, Sept. 24 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger announced that Nether Providence and Ridley townships were each awarded grants to support recreation projects in the 161st District.

The grants were awarded through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ 2020 Community Conservation Partnerships Program.

“Parks and recreation areas are so important to quality of life for our residents. I congratulate the townships on these grants, which will help them make improvements and give our community members great places to play,” said Krueger, D-Delaware.

Nether Providence Township was awarded $127,100 for further development of Gouley Park, including construction of a pedestrian walkway and stormwater management measures, installation of play equipment, landscaping and ADA access improvements.

Ridley Township was awarded $100,000 for rehabilitation of Nall Field, including renovation of the ballfields, construction of a parking area, pedestrian walkway, dugouts, stormwater management measures, and installation of batting cages, ADA access improvements and more.

The DCNR Recreation and Conservation grant program is funded with a variety of state and federal funding sources, including the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund (Key 93), which includes Key-Community and Key-Land Trust; the Environmental Stewardship Fund; the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund; Pennsylvania Trails Fund; Pennsylvania Heritage Area Program; and the ATV Restricted Management Account Fund.

More information on the grants awarded today is available here.