Robinson Announces Allegheny County Projects Awarded Total of $281,275 in State Funds

(HARRISBURG) – Four Allegheny County projects will receive a total of $281,275 in state funds, state Senator Devlin Robinson (R-37) announced today.

“These funds will contribute to the vitality of our community by contributing to an improved quality of life,” Senator Robinson said.  “It’s important that we create and preserve outdoor areas so we all have the opportunities to step away from our hectic lives and enjoy our region’s beautiful natural resources. I am pleased to be able to work to bring this funding home.”

The funds are part of the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s (CFA) Greenways, Trails and Recreation Funding Program, which is funded by Act 13 of 2012 which established the state’s Marcellus Shale Impact Fee and the Marcellus Legacy Fund. The CFA allocates funds for planning, acquisition, development, rehabilitation and repair of greenways, recreational trails, open space, parks and beautification projects.

The projects in the 37th Senate District receiving funding are:

  • Collier Township – $20,000 to construct a walking trail at the Municipal Complex. The total project cost is $24,000. 
  • Miracle League of the South Hills – $150,000 to make improvements at a baseball facility in the Upper St. Clair Township. Improvements include building an announcer’s booth and concession stand as well as create shade structures. The total project cost is $555,984. 
  • Rosslyn Farms Borough – $40,000 to repair the Edgecliff Recreational Trail, which was damaged during a landslide. The total project cost is $52,525.
  • South Park Township – $71,275 to build permanent public restroom facilities at the Evans Park Complex, which is a major recreational hub that includes 12 sporting facilities and six picnic pavilions. The total project cost is $169,710.

CONTACT: Elizabeth Weitzel