Grants awarded for park projects in Clarion County

From staff reports

Two recreational enhancement projects in Clarion County will receive a combined total of more than $265,000 in state grant funding that will be used to upgrade a park in Clarion and take steps to create a new park in Foxburg.

Clarion Blueprint Community was awarded $242,396 for its work to install a new playground at the Clarion Community Park within Clarion Borough.

As part of this project, 2.5 acres will be developed into both passive and active recreational opportunities, which will include the purchase and installation of a large playground equipment set and swing set.

Other amenities will include a sand volleyball court, play surfacing and sidewalks.

A second grant, totaling $22,950, was awarded to the Allegheny River Trail in Clarion County. The funding will be used for a park master plan for the 4-acre Fox-Hunt Park on the north side of Foxburg’s business district.

As part of the planning, organizers seek to offer extensive outreach to the Foxburg community about the features desired for this park and its access to the Allegheny River.

The projects were approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority at its meeting Tuesday. The funding comes from Act 13 impact fees and is set aside for greenways, trail and recreation projects.


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