DCNR has released a pair of grant success story videos highlighting two local park projects.
Ira Reynolds Memorial Park was a Brownfields to Playfields pilot project. The park is in Susquehanna Depot in Susquehanna County. It’s located on the former Erie Rail Yard.
The site had heavy metal contamination that needed to be cleaned up before the park could be built.
DCNR supported the park’s creation with a $250,000 grant from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund.
“We want to use this as home base,” says Valerie Senese, Community Development Coordinator for Susquehanna Borough. “We want to see bikers here and hikers here and boaters here. And we want to see a lot of recreational components either happening here or giving a home to their events afterward.”
The second video highlights Lions Pride Park in Warrington Township, Bucks County. The park stemmed from a legacy gift from the local Lions Club. The idea was to create an inclusive park that would be usable by people of all ages and abilities.
“This playground is for all ages and all abilities, and everything we’ve done here has been focused on that,” says Andrew Oles, Warrington Township’s Parks and Recreation Director.
DCNR provided a $425,000 Keystone Fund grant to help build the park.
Video Link: Lions Pride Park – DCNR Success Stories