Shaler, Pine townships awarded grants totaling $600K for park improvements -

Shaler, Pine townships awarded grants totaling $600K for park improvements

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 2:32 PM

Shaler Township and Pine Township have been awarded grant funding through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.

Shaler Township has been awarded $350,000 for stream restoration and trail rehabilitation at Fawcett Fields Park. Currently, the park provides access to Shaler’s Children’s Fishing Area and the Eagle Canyon Nature Trail. The Children’s Fishing Area along Little Pine Creek is a designated area for children 12 and older to fish with an adult. This portion of the creek is stocked in the spring by the Penn’s Woods West Trout Unlimited chapter.

Pine Township has been awarded $250,000 for the installation of a 5,200-square-foot handicapped accessible splashpad at Pine Community Park. The splash pad will provide the opportunity for all individuals in the community, including those with limited mobility, sensory issues, developmental delays, or other disabilities, to safely enjoy the water.

DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation mission is to build connections between citizens and the outdoors by providing funding and technical assistance support for local recreation and park improvement projects.