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Securing Grants for Area Parks

The Trust for Public Land conducted a study on the economic value of city park systems and found that parks can contribute to the value of residential properties immediately adjacent to a park by as much as a 20 percent marginal value!

Since its inception PTARC has secured:

  • $730,065 grant project income for Penn Township
  • $126,000 grant project income for Manor Borough
  • $143,000 grant project income for Penn Borough
  • $197,500 grant project income for Trafford Borough

Penn Township Municipal Park

Phase I Completed, November 2014
Provided to you by a PTARC grant award of $265,600 from the PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources Community Conservation Partnerships Program, the Township of Penn, Penn Township Recreation, Friends of PTARC, and local community contributors.

  • Dog Park: The new dog park has separate small breed and large breed areas.
  • Pond Enlargement and Walking Trails: Newly enlarged pond with fish habitat and additional walking/jogging trails. The park is open from dawn to dusk.

Phase II Completed September 2016
In November of 2014, PTARC was awarded $211,000 from the PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources Community Conservation Partnerships Program, and with a matching amount from the Township of Penn, Penn Township Recreation and local community contributors for a total project cost of $492,000.

  • New Playground: All new playground with areas for ages 2-5 and 5-12.
  • New Sport Court Area includes a new basketball court, new tennis court, and new volleyball court in the expanded area of the park.

Lower Manor Skate Park and Mt. Manor Park

Manor Borough was awarded $40,000 in Small Communities funding from the PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources Community Conservation Partnerships Program to add a new skate park to the Lower Manor Park.

Penn Borough Park

Penn Borough was awarded $35,000 in Small Communities funding from the PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources Community Conservation Partnerships Program to purchase and install a new pavilion with restrooms and picnic tables in the park. Construction was completed in 2007. An additional $40,000 was awarded in 2007 to expand playground facilities.

Trafford BY and Woodlawn Parks

Trafford Borough was awarded $40,000 in Small Communities funding from the PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources Community Conservation Partnerships Program to purchase and install new safe, attractive playground equipment at the Trafford Woodlawn Park. An additional $40,000 was awarded to re-develop the 6th & Cavitt Park.