HARRISBURG – Seven municipalities in Schuylkill County received grants totaling $600,000 from the 2020 Community Conservation Partnerships Program for eight projects that will go towards making improvements for various parks, according to Senator David G. Argall, Representative Mike Tobash, Representative Jerry Knowles, and Representative Neal Goodman.
“I am thankful that these projects received these well-deserved grants,” said Argall. “These projects will be a great benefit for communities across Schuylkill County.”
“I’m glad to see the conservation grants will be going to good use in Frailey and Porter Townships,” said Tobash. “In these difficult times, outdoor recreation is important for our citizens, and the much-needed upgrades for Good Spring Park and Reinerton Playground will be good for the communities.”
“This is great news for our community,” said Knowles. “Grants like this help support recreation and conservation opportunities, which help make the 124th Legislative District a better place to live, work and play. In addition, it creates jobs for the area. These grants show a tremendous example of what can be accomplished when community and state government leaders work together.”
“Now, more than ever, people are looking to spend more time in the great outdoors. These grants will help them do just that,” said Goodman.
East Union Township received $50,000 to rehabilitate American Legion Park. This project will include the construction of a pedestrian walkway and the installation of new play equipment.
Frailey Township received $200,000 for the development of the Good Spring Park and Trail. This project will include the construction of 1.3 miles of trail, parking lot, and an observation area.
Porter Township received $100,000 for the rehabilitation of Reinerton Playground. This project will include the construction of pedestrian walkways as well as the installation of new playground equipment.
Reilly Township received $70,000 for the development of Memorial Park. This project will include the construction of a gazebo as well as a parking area and pedestrian walkways.
Rush Township received $70,000 for the further development of two parks: Grier City Park and Miller Park. Both projects will include the construction of a pavilion as well as stormwater management measures.
Saint Clair Borough will receive $50,000 for the rehabilitation of their little league field. This project will include the renovation of the ballfield and pedestrian walkways as well as the installation of fencing.
West Penn Township will receive $60,000 for the further development of J.E. Morgan Park. This project will include the construction of comfort stations, a pavilion, shade structures, and utilities.