Miller: Castle Shannon awarded $125,000 state grant

Funding will help with improvements to Lower Hamilton Park

MT. LEBANON, Nov. 19 – A project to make improvements to Castle Shannon’s Lower Hamilton Park has been selected to receive a $125,000 state grant, state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny, announced today.

“Hamilton Park is a significant hub for outdoor activities and family gatherings in our community,” Miller said. “This grant builds on previous efforts to expand outdoor facilities at Hamilton Park and at other parks in our area, and I want to congratulate the borough and all the people who have worked on these projects to benefit our communities.”

The project planned for Hamilton Park includes the relocation of an existing Quonset Hut, the demolition of a storage building and the installation of a pavilion, stage and other improvements, as well as the redevelopment of the existing basketball court. In 2019 the park was selected for a $17,500 state planning grant.

The funding for the project comes from the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program. More information about the CFA and its funding programs can be found here.