$300,000 in grants awarded to fund Pittsburgh and West View park projects

PITTSBURGH, SEPT. 17 – Two park rehabilitation projects in the Pittsburgh area will be able to go forward thanks to two state grants awarded today totaling $300,000, state Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, D-Allegheny, announced today.

The grants, approved today by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, include $100,000 for the rehabilitation of Farley Park in West View Borough and a $200,000 grant for the 84-acre Riverview Park in Pittsburgh.

“I’m happy to have supported these two park projects’ grant applications,” Ravenstahl said. “These parks – whether small neighborhood gathering spots or large, regional treasures, are a fundamental part of the health and vitality of our neighborhoods and we must continue to support their existence and help them thrive.

“When we fund improvements to our parks, we’re not just building better playgrounds or sports fields, we’re building stronger, healthier communities.”

The Riverview Park project includes making trail improvements, installing improved lighting, updating signs and parking areas, and upgrading landscaping throughout the park. The Farley Park project will include rehabilitation to a basketball court, playground equipment replacement, shelter installation and landscaping.

The Commonwealth Financing Authority 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, visit its website.