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Duquesne will receive a grant of $25,000 from the Commonwealth Financing Authority for the Polish Hill Playground Project, state Rep. Austin Davis has announced.
The project will replace old equipment with new playcenters, new swings and rubber safety surfacing. It also includes new benches, a trash receptacle and installing a drainage system.
In addition, $143,394 was awarded to Clairton for Clairton City Park Green Infrastructure. The project includes the design and construction of five rain gardens that will control stormwater runoff, reduce flooding and help protect water quality within the Peters Creek Watershed.
“Parks are an important part of our communities,” Davis said. “Through this funding, the Polish Hill Playground will receive upgrades that make it a better and safer place for our children to play and Clairton City Park can address flooding issues through the addition of rain gardens. I support funding that improves our outdoor spaces, which makes them more enjoyable for residents in those communities.”
The grants were provided from the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program, which focuses on projects that involve development, rehabilitation and improvements to public parks, recreation areas, greenways, trails and river conservation, said a spokeswoman for Davis’s office.
The program is funded by a portion of the impact fees paid through the development of unconventional gas wells across Pennsylvania.
The Commonwealth Financing Authority is an independent agency of the state Department of Community & Economic Development focused on fostering economic growth.
Originally published April 30, 2021.