Readshaw announces $610,000 in grants to renovate parks

HARRISBURG, Nov. 14 – State Rep. Harry Readshaw said $610,000 in state grants will lead to renovations and improvements at local parks in Baldwin Borough and Pittsburgh.

“It’s wonderful that the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources was able to provide significant funding for these two projects in Baldwin Borough and Pittsburgh so that our residents can enjoy better recreational opportunities for years to come,” said Readshaw, D-Allegheny.

Baldwin Borough was awarded $210,000 to rehabilitate and further develop Elm Leaf Park. The work will include renovation of an access drive, parking area, dugouts and comfort station/concession building, construction of pedestrian walkways and bleachers, ADA access, landscaping project sign and related site improvements.

Pittsburgh will receive $400,000 to rehabilitate and further develop Southside Park. The work will include construction of a children’s discovery garden and accessible boardwalks, reconstruction of a basketball court, ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.

DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation 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.