Two recreational organizations in the 35th Senatorial District have been awarded $141,600 in state grants to make improvements to local parks, according to Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35).
Langerholc said the grants were awarded by the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources 2020 Community Conservation Partnerships Program, which is funded with a variety of state and federal funding sources.
Alternative Community Resource Program Inc. received 85,000 to further develop the Alternative Community Resource Program Splash Park in the city of Johnstown. Work will include construction of a splash pad, installation of recirculation system and utilities, ADA access, landscaping and other related site improvements.
Ashville Borough in Cambria County received $56,600, to rehabilitate Ashville Park. Work will include construction of a parking area; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.
“These parks are an important community resource, particularly at a time when folks need to socially distance and are looking for opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.” Langerholc said. “These improvements will help to make them available to more people, provide more opportunities for recreation and improve the quality of life for area residents.”
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