Krueger-Braneky announces $189,000 in grants for 161st Legislative District

FOLSOM, Jan. 29 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, announced today two state Community Conservation Partnership Program grants for the 161st Legislative District.

Aston Township will receive a $164,000 grant for the rehabilitation of Valley View Park. Work will include renovation of a baseball field and basketball court, construction of a pedestrian walkway, stormwater management structures, installation of play equipment, disability access, landscaping, site amenities and other related site improvements.

Nether Providence Township will receive a $35,000 grant for rehabilitation of Bullens Lane Park. The project will include installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing, lighting and bleachers, construction of a pedestrian walkway, picnic area, parking area and rain garden improvements, disability access, landscaping, site amenities and other related site improvements.

"These grant awards will improve the beautiful outdoor opportunities residents of our district currently have and hopefully attract outside residents as well," Krueger-Braneky said. "Both Valley View Park and Bullens Lane Park are valuable assets and I look forward to seeing the completed work and how it will improve our community."

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources administers the CCPP to provide financial and technical assistance to local governments, river and trail organizations, land trusts, and other nonprofits for planning, acquisitions and development of park, recreation, conservation and greenway projects.

Funding for the CCPP comes from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund, the Environmental Stewardship Fund and several federal funding sources.