Gordner, Culver Announce Grant to Watsontown Borough

(HARRISBURG) – The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has awarded a grant to Watsontown Borough, Northumberland County, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108).  The funds will be provided through the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program, with the strong support of both members.

Watsontown Borough has been awarded $32,000 through the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Fund to install a bicycle pump track in Watsontown Memorial Park.  This track, used for bicycling and skateboarding, will provide older children and teenagers in the Borough the opportunity to exercise in a dedicated area without the need for the construction of a full-blown skate park.  The total cost of the project is anticipated to be $37,758.

“These funds will help provide a safe and convenient place for local youth to congregate and exercise together,” said Senator Gordner.  “I am pleased that the CFA has chosen to provide these funds.”

“Pump tracks are growing in popularity in communities across the country, and it’s nice to see Watsontown add one to its list of recreational opportunities,” said Representative Culver. “In addition to being a lot fun for casual riders, more hardcore bike enthusiasts use these tracks to improve their handling skills. It’s an attraction that will draw riders of varying ages and abilities.”

The Commonwealth Financing Agency was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus programs.

CONTACT:  Mike Stephens mstephens@pasen.gov