Sanchez announces DCNR grants of $117,400 for Abington Township, $200K for Upper Dublin to improve community recreational spaces

UPPER DUBLIN, Nov. 14 – State Rep. Ben Sanchez announced that DCNR funds were awarded in the amount of $117,400 for Abington Township and $200,000 for Upper Dublin to develop and rehabilitate local recreational spaces.

“I’m proud that the state is making these investments in our recreational spaces, which will increase the quality of life for everyone who lives in our communities,” Sanchez, D-Montgomery, said. “Thanks to these funds, people will be able to enjoy these spaces for generations to come.”

• Abington Township: The rehabilitation and further development of Briar Bush Nature Center. Work will include the renovation of a pavilion; construction of a pedestrian walkway and parking area; installation of fencing; ADA access, landscaping, project signage and other related site improvements. 

• Upper Dublin Township: The rehabilitation and further development of the Twining Valley property. Work will include the renovation of a pedestrian walkway and parking area; construction of pedestrian walkways, mountain bike trail, boardwalk, pedestrian bridge and parking area; ADA access, landscaping, project signage and other related site improvements.

Earlier this fall, DCED’s Commonwealth Financing Authority had awarded Upper Dublin a $120,000 grant to enable the township to begin converting Twining Valley/Upper Dublin Golf and Fitness Club into a public park.

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 parks. More information can be found here.