Avalon grant

Major improvements will be made to the community park in Avalon Borough, thanks to a state grant .

Avalon Borough will receive $77,500 to rehabilitate Avalon Park on New Brighton Road. Work will include renovating ballfields, dugouts and a track. Pedestrian walkways, a bleacher and a scoreboard will also be installed.

Avalon is one of six grant recipients recently announced by Pennsylvania Sen.Wayne D. Fontana. The six state grants total $952,500 and will be used to fund local environmental/recreational projects.

The funds were authorized by the state’s Community Conservation Partnership Program (CCPP), which provides financial and technical assistance to local governments, river and trail organizations, land trusts, and other nonprofit organizations for the planning, acquisition and development of park recreation, conservation and greenways projects. The program is administered by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and is funded by several sources, including the Growing Greener Bond Fund.