Scranton awarded $125,000 grant for Capouse Park

HARRISBURG, Sept. 20 – A $125,00 state grant was awarded today for the rehabilitation of Capouse Park in Scranton, announced state Rep. Thom Welby.

“This grant will provide funding for the proposed Capouse Park. It will allow for the redevelopment of a blighted park with new features and infrastructure. Among the improvements proposed are new play equipment, shelter, green space, and other amenities that will restore the area,” Welby said. “I am grateful for this funding, as it will lead to improved recreational opportunities for people to enjoy in a recreation desert.”

Site amenities could include park signage, trash/recycling stations, grills, picnic tables, a new shelter, and pavers beneath the shelter. New recreation facilities including play area with ADA play equipment and safety surface will be installed along with landscaping and stormwater management.

Welby said the Greenways, Trails and Recreation grant was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, an independent agency of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.