Fishtown and Port Richmond parks to see renovations, thanks to grants

Penn Treaty Park and Pu­laski Park will get spruced up in the near fu­ture. 

Penn Treaty Park, one of those in the River Wards that will see ma­jor renov­a­tions and up­keep thanks to re­cent grant funds. MI­KALA JAM­IS­ON / STAR PHOTO

The De­part­ment of Con­ser­va­tion and Nat­ur­al Re­sources’ Bur­eau of Re­cre­ation and Con­ser­va­tion  an­nounced on Dec. 5 its “Com­munity Con­ser­va­tion Part­ner­ships Pro­gram” grants, which total over $38 mil­lion and tar­get sev­er­al River Wards-based parks and out­door spaces. 

They are, ac­cord­ing to the de­part­ment’s press re­lease:

—A $500,000 grant for re­hab­il­it­a­tion and fur­ther de­vel­op­ment of Pu­laski Park in Port Rich­mond, at Delaware and E. Al­legheny av­en­ues. Work will in­clude the renov­a­tion and sta­bil­iz­a­tion of the pier, the con­struc­tion of ped­es­tri­an walk­ways, in­stall­a­tion of fen­cing, util­it­ies, ADA ac­cess, land­scap­ing, a pro­ject sign, and oth­er im­prove­ments.

—A $100,000 grant for re­hab­il­it­a­tion of Penn Treaty Park in Fishtown, at Beach Street and Delaware Av­en­ue. Work will in­clude in­stall­a­tion of play equip­ment with re­quired safety sur­face, site amen­it­ies, ADA ac­cess, land­scap­ing, a pro­ject sign, and oth­er im­prove­ments.

The pro­ject as a whole in­cluded the ac­quis­i­tion of 270 acres for 10 mu­ni­cip­al parks and the ac­quis­i­tion of 2,448 acres for 17 open space and nat­ur­al area con­ser­va­tion pro­jects. 

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