DALLASTOWN – A $250,000 grant was awarded to Dallastown Borough to assist with improvements to the Dallastown Community Park, according to Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York).
The funding will be used to address issues with storm water, safety, and accessibility, including adding handicapped parking at two locations and constructing an accessible path from the spaces to the recreational fields. It will also install new fencing around the baseball field.
“I am thankful to have played a part in securing this grant funding, which will help to preserve the park so many more children can use it. Playing sports is a wonderful form of exercise and a way to develop character. We do not want to lose a great park by not giving it the care it needs to remain a viable resource for the community,” Phillips-Hill said.
The 11-acre park is used by local sports organizations and is also home to several events that are held in the summer, leading to its regional draw.
The grant was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority under its Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program. The program is funded through the state’s Impact Fee, which is paid by the state’s unconventional natural gas producers.