Hohenstein announces $250K DCNR grant for development of Bridesburg Riverfront Park

HARRISBURG, Nov. 15 – State Rep. Joseph Hohenstein announced that a $250,000 state grant is headed to his district to develop the Bridesburg Riverfront Park.

Hohenstein said the grant, funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Recreation and Conservation Grant Program, was awarded to the Philadelphia City Treasurer Department of Parks and Recreation and will go toward the construction of a comfort station, pavilion, pedestrian walkways, parking area and stormwater management measures; utilities installation; ADA access, landscaping and other related site improvements.

“The development of the Bridesburg Riverfront Park, which will be 10 acres of sprawling riverfront greenspace in our area, has been in the works for years,” said Hohenstein, D-Phila. “Congratulations to the city of Philadelphia for receiving this grant that will help bring this project full circle so residents and visitors can enjoy peaceful recreation right here in the 177th District!”

Sen. John Sabatina, D-Phila., who played a critical role in securing funding for the grant, said: “I’m very happy for the residents of Bridesburg and the city of Philadelphia for receiving this grant. This project will beautify the community and connect residents to the waterfront. I look forward to seeing this project come to fruition.”

DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation assists local governments and recreation and conservation organizations with funding for projects related to parks, recreation and conservation.

To learn more about the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, visit the grants page online.