Gordner, Millard Announce Grant for the Town of Bloomsburg

(HARRISBURG) – The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has awarded a Park Rehabilitation and Development grant in the amount of $290,000 to the Town of Bloomsburg, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative David R. Millard (R-109).  The funding will be provided through DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnerships Program.

The grant will be utilized for the relocation of two baseball fields in Town Park, due to the ongoing flood wall project which will interfere with two existing fields.  Funds will also be used to establish a parking area, a concession stand, stormwater control measures, increase ADA access and landscaping the area surrounding the project.

“I want to thank DCNR for partnering with the Bloomsburg community on this project,” said Senator Gordner. “The results will benefit citizens of all ages.”

“Local children and their families have utilized the current baseball fields for many years,” said Representative Millard.  “This grant will allow those people to continue to enjoy the park for decades to come.”

The Community Conservation Partnerships program is funded through a variety of state and federal sources including the Keystone Park and Recreation Fund, the state Recreational Trails Fund, the Environmental Stewardship Fund and the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.

 

CONTACT:  Mike Stephens 717-787-8928