Rep. Johnson-Harrell announces $330K in parks, recreation grants

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 15 – State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, D-Phila., announced two grants totaling $330,000 were awarded to the Philadelphia City Treasurer Department of Parks and Recreation for improvement projects in the 190th Legislative District.
She said $250,000 was awarded for a project at Tacony Creek. The remaining $80,000 was awarded to develop a 50-acre East Fairmount Park Discover Center project plan.

“Our parks are a great resource for the community and provide opportunities to enjoy nature in the city,” Johnson-Harrell said. “I’m glad these improvement projects are receiving this funding so more people can enjoy the outdoor spaces in our community.”
The grants are among dozens awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources on Thursday through its Community Conservation Partnerships Program.

The Community Conservation Partnerships Program assists local governments, recreation and conservation organizations with funding for projects related to conservation, parks and recreation, including conservation of open space, river conservation and access, and the planning, acquisition and development of public parks. More information can be found here.