Petrarca announces nearly $234,000 in state funds to improve, repair recreational facility and parks

HARRISBURG, Sept. 17 – State Rep. Joseph Petrarca today announced approximately $233,639 in state funds have been awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority to support three recreational projects in Westmoreland County.

The three projects in Westmoreland County will receive the following CFA funds:

  • $165,313 will be used to make a variety of improvements to the Joseph A. Petrarca Memorial Pool in Vandergrift Borough (named in honor of Petrarca’s father), including replacement of the pool’s liner, the installation of a boiler system, and rerouting of a natural spring away from the pool grounds to reduce mosquito infestation in the area.
  • $39,038 for improvements to the Bradenville Playground in Derry Township, including repair and replacement of old, rusted and pitted equipment and installation of an ADA-compliant playset and safety surface features.
  • $29,288 to be used to purchase and install playground equipment at Cooperstown Park in Derry Township for children ages 2 through 12.

“I’m pleased to support these projects and worked really hard to make them a reality, which will provide much-needed improvements and enhancements to our recreational facilities in Westmoreland County,” said Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana. “Part of what makes a community a great place to live is ensuring that residents and their families have places to relax and spend time together, and these funds will make sure our parks have safe, updated equipment and facilities to do so.”

The CFA provides funding for a multitude of projects that help businesses succeed, including those focused on development, water quality, energy infrastructure and more. To learn more about the Commonwealth Financing Authority, please visit its website.