Delloso announces more than $140K in grants

RIDLEY PARK, Sept. 24 – State Rep. Dave Delloso today announced more than $140,000 in Recreation and Conservation grants. The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grant program is funded by various state and federal sources. 

“I am pleased to announce state and federal money has been approved to help with projects in Ridley Township, Darby Township and Norwood Borough,” Delloso said. “Each of these projects are important to our district, setting aside the money needed to develop site plans for two parks as well as provide the funds needed to improve and update an existing park. Parks and open spaces not only bring people into our community, but they have been shown to increase property values while creating a place for young people and families to interact with each other.”

The grants announced include:

  • Ridley Township $100,000 for the rehabilitation of Nall Field. Work will include renovation of fields, construction of dugouts, construction of a parking area, pedestrian walkway and stormwater management. The project will also include the installation of a batting cage, lighting, utilities, fencing, ADA access, landscaping and other improvements.
  • Norwood Borough $25,950 for the site development plan for the 26-acre Norwood Lower Park.
  • Darby Township $16,000 for the site development plan for the 14-acre Conway Park.

Delloso represents the 162nd Legislative District, which is comprised of parts of Darby and Ridley townships as well as Tinicum Township, Collingdale, Folcroft, Glenolden, Norwood, Prospect Park and Ridley Park.

Funds for the grant program come from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund, which includes Key-Community and Key-Land Trust; the Environmental Stewardship Fund; the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund; Pennsylvania Trails fund; Pennsylvania Heritage Program; and the ATV Restricted Management Account Fund.