Four Northumberland County Recreation Projects Funded

(HARRISBURG) – State grants under the Community Conservation Partnership Program will help fund four important recreational projects in Northumberland County, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27).

“The funding announced today totals almost $1.25 million and will benefit projects in Coal Township, the Borough of Northumberland, the City of Shamokin and at the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area,” said Senator Gordner.  “Each will allow for continued expansion of recreational opportunities in our region.”

The projects include:

  • A $788,000 grant for further development of the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area, including trail upgrades and trailhead amenities including parking, ADA access and off-highway vehicle facilities.
  • A $250,000 grant for Shamokin for further development of the Claude Kehler Park, including pavilion construction, community gardens, pedestrian walkways and parking.
  • A $100,500 grant for Coal Township for rehabilitation of the Arch Street Playground, including pavilion construction, installation of play equipment and safety surfacing and ADA access.
  • A $96,000 grant for Northumberland for development of a riverfront trail and related site improvements.

Senator Gordner also thanked Representative Kurt Masser (R-107) for support of the AOAA project.

“The AOAA is important for the continued growth of our region,” said Rep. Masser.  “It has been able to attract national events to Northumberland County and will continue to do so with this project funding.”

Funding is provided through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program of the Department of Conservation and Natural resources, a competitive program which provides grants through previous bond issues and through portions of recreational vehicle registration fees.


Todd B. Roup