A total of $295,000 in grants was awarded today (September 18) for four recreational development projects in Erie County, according to Senator Dan Laughlin.
The City of Erie was awarded $150,000; Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier was awarded $125,000; the McKean Recreation Authority was awarded $80,000; and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy was awarded $45,000 by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) at its meeting today.
“These grants represent an investment by the state in the development of recreational areas throughout the region,” Senator Laughlin said. “These parks and recreational projects will provide new opportunities and improve the quality of life for everyone in our area.”
The City of Erie will use its $150,000 Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program grant for renovation work at Bayview Park. The project includes upgrading of the existing basketball and tennis courts, replacement of playground equipment, construction of a walking path, and removal of chain link fencing.
Lake Erie Arboretum will use its $125,000 Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program grant for improvements at Frontier Park in Erie, including the installation of three stainless steel nature slides.
The McKean Recreation Authority will use its $80,000 Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program grant for improvements to McKean Community Park, including the construction of a paved, handicapped-accessible nature trail.
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy will use its $5,000 Watershed Restoration Protection Program grant for stream bank restoration work along Elk Creek in Girard Township.
The CFA was established as an independent agency of the Commonwealth to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth.
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