Herrin announces $1.5 million award for further development of Oakbourne Park

WESTTOWN TOWNSHIP, Dec. 30 -- State Rep. Dianne Herrin, D-Chester, today announced the awarding of a $1.5 million grant to support the ongoing development of Oakbourne Park.

This grant was awarded through the Community Conservation Partnerships Grant Program and administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

“This big investment will ensure that Oakbourne Park continues to serve our community and families for generations to come,” Herrin said.

The award will be used to construct basketball and pickleball courts, along with a plaza, pavilion and comfort station. Installation of pedestrian walkways, a parking area and playground equipment with required safety surfacing is also a part of this project. Additionally, ADA access, interpretive signage, fencing and utilities are set to be improved with these grant dollars.

“Ensuring our community parks continue to be well maintained and accessible to everyone will always remain a high priority,” Herrin said. “Investments like this expand our collective mission of ensuring our community continues to be a wonderful place to work, live and raise a family.”

For more information, residents may contact Herrin’s office at 610-696-4990.