PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 20, 2014 – Wissinoming Park will offer many new features to summertime visitors now that a $ 300,000 state grant has been awarded to help pay for their construction, Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione said today.

Wissinoming is getting a Community Conservation Partnerships Grant for the project. It’s one of 219 awarded by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The total value of all grants is $33 million.

“Many outdoor spaces throughout the commonwealth will benefit from these new investments, but I am particularly happy that Wissinoming Park will get this money to convert the park into a new destination for outdoor enthusiasts,” Tartaglione said.

“Because we live in an urban setting, it is important that we continue to invest in our green spaces. Wissinoming Park is a vital part of the 2nd Senatorial District and the project promises to transform the space into a better experience once the improvements are finished,” she said.

A new spray park, playground equipment and a picnic grove will be added with the $300,000 grant.

Tartaglione said Wissinoming will also get improved ADA access, walkways, landscaping and signage.

DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnerships Grant program is administered by its Bureau of Recreation and Conservation to provide financial assistance to local governments, river and trail organizations, land trusts and other non-profits for planning, acquisition and development of park, recreation, conservation and greenway projects.


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