Local Projects Receive More Than $1 Million in State Grants

Four major projects to improve recreational facilities in Beaver and Butler counties will receive state grants totaling $1,090,000, according to Senator Elder Vogel (R-47).

Brighton and Darlington townships in Beaver County and Lancaster Township and Zelienople Borough in Butler County will receive Community Conservation Partnerships Program (CCPP) grants from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, according to Senator Vogel.

CCPP provides financial and technical assistance to local governments, land trusts, river and trail organizations, and other non-profit organizations for the planning, acquisition and development of park, recreation, conservation, and greenway areas. CCPP is supported by Key 93 (Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund), the Environmental Stewardship Fund (Growing Greener I), and several federal funding sources.

“This is good news for all local residents,” Senator Vogel said. “These grants to develop and upgrade recreational facilities are long-term investments in communities and in improving the quality of life for everyone.”

Zelienople Borough will receive $700,000 for rehabilitation and further development of Zelienople Municipal Pool to include the construction of a new swimming pool incorporating a general purpose competitive area, intermediate area, tot area and filtration building, installation of equipment and utilities, bathhouse improvements, ADA access, landscaping and other related site improvements.

Brighton Township will receive $210,000 for the rehabilitation of Two Mile Run Park – Shultz Lodge to include construction of a new vestibule, installation of flooring, ceiling, lighting, windows and roof as well as ADA access and landscaping.

Lancaster Township will receive $150,000 for the development of Four Springs Park including construction of an access drive, parking area, pedestrian walkway, ADA access, landscaping and other related site improvements.

Darlington Township will receive $30,000 for further development of Community Park to include installation of play equipment with safety surfacing, ADA access, landscaping and other related site improvements.

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