Kulik: Neville Island Riverfront Park development project awarded $220,000 grant

CORAOPOLIS, Sept. 20 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, today announced Neville Township will receive $220,000 in state funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority for the development of Neville Island Riverfront Park.

“This park would be a wonderful addition to Neville Township that provides a dedicated space for boaters to access the Ohio River,” Kulik said. “This project will build on efforts to enhance the area and bring more recreational opportunities to the island.”

Kulik said the project includes remediation for the site and construction of recreational facilities at Riverfront Park along the banks of the Ohio River Back Channel. Site amenities planned for the park include a concrete boat ramp with a dock, gravel access drive and a parking area. The project also includes the installation and implementation of stormwater management best practices to address stormwater quantity and quality, along with revegetation of disturbed pervious surfaces by planting native groundcover, trees and shrubs.

The Commonwealth Financing Authority, an independent agency of the state Department of Community and Economic Development, administered the funding from its Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program. More information about the program can be found here: https://dced.pa.gov/programs/greenways-trails-and-recreation-program-gtrp/.