9 Delco Communities Get Funds To Support Parks

Faye Kyzer

DELAWARE COUNTY, PA — Several Delaware County communities got funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to support park to build, rehab, and upgrade parks. The funding allotments are part of a larger state initiative called Recreation for All. Recreation for all seeks to meet the outdoor […]

DELAWARE COUNTY, PA — Several Delaware County communities got funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to support park to build, rehab, and upgrade parks.

The funding allotments are part of a larger state initiative called Recreation for All.

Recreation for all seeks to meet the outdoor recreation needs of all Pennsylvanians.

“Now more than ever, we have experienced the impact of outdoor recreation on our mental and physical well being,” DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said in a statement. “Pennsylvania’s new outdoor recreation plan serves as a blueprint on how we can make outdoor recreation accessible to every Pennsylvanian.”

In total, nine Delaware County projects were awarded $862,650. A total of 158 community parks and related projects received a total of $23.4 million in funding.

Below are the municipalities that were awarded funds, as well as the funding amounts and the projects it will support:

Chester Township — $70,000

Rehabilitation and further development of Worrilow Park, Chester Township, Delaware County. Work to include construction of a parking area, pedestrian walkway and stormwater management measures; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.

Concord Township — $22,500

Prepare a Master Site Development Plan for the 32-acre Bush Hill Farm in Concord Township, Delaware County. Work to include a written, bound report.

Darby Township — $16,000

Prepare a Master Site Development Plan for the 14-acre Conway Park in Darby Township, Delaware County. Work to include a written, bound report.

Lansdowne Borough — $138,900

Development of McKinley Avenue Tot Lot, Lansdowne Borough, Delaware County. Work to include construction of a parking area; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing and fencing; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.

Media Borough — $250,000

Development of Plum Street Park, Media Borough, Delaware County. Work to include construction of pedestrian walkways, performance area seating, green wall and stormwater management measures; installation of shade structures, fountain, lighting and utilities; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.

Nether Providence Township — $127,100

Further development of Gouley Park, Nether Providence Township, Delaware County. Work to include construction of a pedestrian walkway and stormwater management measures; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.

Norwood Borough — $25,950

Prepare a Master Site Development Plan for the 26-acre Norwood Lower Park in Norwood Borough, Delaware County. Work to include a written, bound report.

Ridley Township — $100,000

Rehabilitation of Nall Field, Ridley Township, Delaware County. Work to include renovation of ballfields; construction of a parking area, pedestrian walkway, dugouts and stormwater management measures; installation of batting cage, lighting, utilities and fencing; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.

Yeadon Borough — $112,200

Rehabilitation of Yeadon Community Park, Yeadon Borough, Delaware County. Work to include construction of a pavilion and concession facility; installation of fitness and play equipment with required safety surfacing, scoreboard and digital park sign; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.

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