Seven Schuylkill County municipalities received grants totaling $600,000 from the 2020 Community Conservation Partnerships Program for eight projects that will go toward making improvements at various parks.
The grants were announced by state Sen. David G. Argall, R-29, Rush Township; state Rep. Mike Tobash, R-125, Pottsville; state Rep. Jerry Knowles, R-124, Rush Township; and state Rep. Neal P. Goodman, D-123, Mahanoy City.
In a press release issued Wednesday, all four state lawmakers praised the projects that will receive funding.
The municipalities that received the grants, the amount of the funding and the projects are:
East Union Twp. received $50,000 to rehabilitate American Legion Park. The project will include the construction of a pedestrian walkway and the installation of new play equipment.
Frailey Twp. received $200,000 for the development of the Good Spring Park and Trail. The project will include the construction of 1.3 miles of trail, a parking lot and an observation area.
Porter Twp. received $100,000 for the rehabilitation of Reinerton Playground. The project will include the construction of pedestrian walkways as well as the installation of new playground equipment.
Reilly Twp. received $70,000 for the development of Memorial Park. The project will include the construction of a gazebo as well as a parking area and pedestrian walkways.
Rush Twp. 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 its Little League field. The project will include the renovation of the ballfield and pedestrian walkways as well as the installation of fencing.
West Penn Twp. will receive $60,000 for the further development of J.E. Morgan Park. The project will include the construction of comfort stations, a pavilion, shade structures and utilities.