Denny, Avalon park projects to receive grants

Projects include equipment, recreation upgrades, among other improvements

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 14 – Two community park projects have been selected to receive state support, state Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, D-Allegheny, announced today. The projects at Denny and Avalon parks include equipment and recreation upgrades, among other improvements.

“Public parks are important parts of the fabric of our communities,” Ravenstahl said. “They do more than provide recreation opportunities but contribute to the health and wellbeing of the entire community, for people of all ages.”

Specifically, the grants announced today include:

  • Avalon Borough Avalon Park Project, $184,000 to assist with the construction of pedestrian walkways and stormwater management; installation of playground equipment; ADA access; landscaping and other improvements.
  • Ross Township Denny Park Project, $114,000 toward the further development of the park, to include the construction of a comfort station; disc golf course; pedestrian walkway; ADA access and other improvements.

The grants were among dozens awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources on Thursday through its Community Conservation Partnerships Program. The 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.