Harrisburg, November 14, 2019 – State Senator John Yudichak (D – Luzerne/Carbon) announced today that three projects in the 14th Senatorial District have received funding from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Community Parks and Partnerships program (C2P2).

“We are fortunate to have many great recreational assets in Luzerne and Carbon counties for our residents and visitors to enjoy,” said Senator John Yudichak. “Today’s funding from DCNR will enable our communities to make necessary upgrades to their parks and playgrounds, which will help to encourage people to get outside and explore their neighborhoods.”

White Haven Borough will receive $186,200 for the development of Rail Yard Park. Work will include construction of plaza areas, pedestrian walkways and stormwater management measures; installation of interpretive signage, fencing, lighting and utilities, ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.

West Hazleton Borough will receive $30,000 for the rehabilitation and further development of the 5th Street playground. Work will include installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing, ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.

West Pittston Borough will receive $40,000 for the rehabilitation and further development of Bainbridge Campbell Park. Work will include renovating the playground, construction of stormwater management measures; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing, lighting and security cameras; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.

Additionally, the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor received $230,000 to manage the heritage area and heritage area initiatives, facilitate the closing of gaps on the D&L Trail, install wayfinding signage and trail amenities, conduct trail user surveys and host outreach programs. The D&L Trail is a 165-mile trail that runs through five Pennsylvania counties – Bucks, Northampton, Lehigh, Carbon and Luzerne.

Senator Yudichak worked with State Representatives Heffley, Kaufer and Mullery to secure funding for these projects.

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