Sep. 20, 2022 / Press Release

HARRISBURG- Rep. Robert Schnee (R-Luzerne) today is pleased to announce that the Commonwealth Financing Authority has awarded $100,000 in Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program funds for a project in the City of Hazleton.

The funding will be used to create a new passive recreation park for the downtown Hazleton area, located in the city’s emerging Arts and Innovation District. The project will include the addition of a large staircase that will double as a performance stage along the park’s west side and an oval walkway connecting the stage with the Art Center entrance. There will also be associated retaining walls and fencing to make up the change in grade, as well as additional landscaping, lighting and site furnishings to complete the lower lawn area.

“Funding for projects such as these give our communities the opportunity to provide residents and visitors a place to get together with family and friends,” said Schnee. “I am more than pleased to see this necessary funding provided to our region.

Act 13 of 2012 establishes the Marcellus Legacy Fund and allocates funds to the Commonwealth Financing Authority for planning, acquisition, development, rehabilitation and repair of greenways, recreational trails, open space, parks and beautification projects using the Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program (GTRP).

Representative Robert Schnee
116th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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