Howard applauds more than $158,000 in state funding

Will help update and improve Randolph Woods Preserve

HARRISBURG, Sept. 20 – State Rep. Kristine Howard, D-Chester, announced today Malvern Borough was awarded $158,249 in Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program funding for the Randolph Woods Preserve’s phase 1 improvements.

The preserve is a 43-acre park within the Malvern Borough park system.

The phase 1 improvements include the construction of an ADA-compliant trail and boardwalk, ADA-compliant pedestrian bridge, ADA-compliant parking area, nature-based play area, six benches, a bike rack and four picnic tables, the planting of eight trees and best management practices for stormwater control.

“Randolph Woods is a personal favorite of my staff and mine, and I’m very pleased to see Malvern Borough receive this funding,” said Howard. “These planned updates include several ADA-compliant improvement projects, which will allow even more people to access and enjoy this beautiful park.”

The Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program funds, provided through the Commonwealth Financing Authority, can be used to develop, rehabilitate and improve public parks, recreation areas, greenways, trails and river conservation.

Anyone with questions should contact Howard’s office at (610) 251-1070 or