State College Borough to Receive $60,000 in Grants For Development of Two Area Parks

State College Borough has been awarded two grants totaling $60,000 to develop and improve two area parks, according to Sen. Jake Corman (R-Centre).

The grants were provided through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Community Conservation Partnership Program (CCPP). The CCPP program is administered by DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation to provide financial and technical assistance to local governments, river and trail organizations, land trusts and other non-profits for the planning, acquisition and development of park, recreation, conservation and greenway projects.

Corman said the borough will use a $10,000 grant to prepare a Master Site Development Plan for the 11-acre Holmes-Foster Park. Another $50,000 grant will be used to further develop Orchard Park, to include the construction of pedestrian walkways, the installation of playground equipment with required safety surfacing, landscaping, and other site improvements.

“These improvements will help to enhance our local parks, which so many area residents use and enjoy year-round,” Corman said. “I’m so pleased that we are making an investment in these community assets.”

Scott Sikorski