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Grant aids McKinley Park project


November 21, 2017

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, has announced Pittsburgh will receive a $100,000 state grant for a storm water management project at McKinley Park.

The grant was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority.

“As a result of this funding, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy will be able to address the overflows along the southern border of McKinley Park when it rains,” Rep. Readshaw said. “It will reduce the amount of sediment that collects there and more people will be able to use the park.”

The conservancy will extend a green infrastructure storm water management project along Michigan Avenue, the northern border of the park, to Delmont Avenue, which borders the park on the west. The project includes replacing two deteriorated storm water inlets on Delmont and installing a 550-foot treatment drain to divert storm water to a street-side rain garden. The total estimated cost of the project is $215,273.

The CFA is an independent state agency that administers several funding programs, including the Watershed Restoration and Protection Program, designed to help grow Pennsylvania’s economy, create jobs, and improve cultural and recreational assets in communities statewide.


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