McKean Community Park receives grant to improve accessibility

Category:  News
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at 7:46 PM

Everyone wants a better neighborhood, not only for themselves, but also for their children and the children around them. Pennsylvania state representative Ryan Bizzarro is hoping to make this happen, in part by helping to improve the circumstances at McKean Community Park. 

While the park is already quite active with its various pavilions, basketball courts, the gazebo and the nature trail, there’s been efforts to improve it. With a state grant of $80,000, awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, there will be construction on the nature trail to make it fully paved and wheelchair-accessible. 

“I’m happy to announce this funding that will help make this project in McKean Community Park come to fruition,” Bizzarro said. “This funding will assist in ensuring all areas of the park are now accessible for those who wish to explore the park in its entirety.”

There will also be state funding going towards Lake Erie Arboretum Frontier Park, in Erie. The amount of that funding is $125,000 and will result in “three stainless steel, nature slides” for children using the park. 

Also, according to YourErie, there will be a new terrace garden area installed.

“In addition to the 3rd Legislative District’s funding, I’m pleased to announce that the 2nd Legislative District received this substantial grant,” Bizzarro said. “I strongly advocated for this project, as I feel it is important to provide our youth with activities and equipment that will allow them to fully enjoy Frontier Park and all it has to offer.”

The grants that were given to Erie County totaled $205,000.

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