HARRISBURG – Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) and Sen. Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) today announced a $85,966 grant has been awarded to South Whitehall Township for improvements to Vistas Park.
Mako and Browne advocated for the funding through the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Greenway, Trails and Recreation Program, which funds projects for planning, acquisition, development, rehabilitation and repair of greenways, recreational trails, open spaces and parks.
“The South Whitehall grant will benefit one of the largest of the township’s 15 pocket parks and increase recreational opportunities for nearby residents,” Mako said. “In addition, I’m pleased to see the addition of pickle ball courts. The sport is growing in popularity.”
“South Whitehall Township is home to a tremendous offering of parks and outdoor recreational opportunities, which benefits our region's residents and quality of life,” Browne said. “This grant helps to ensure that South Whitehall can continue to provide these in demand recreational opportunities for its residents and I was pleased to work with Rep. Mako to secure these funds.”
The grant will be used at Vistas Park to construct pickle ball/tennis courts, a shade structure, pathways, slides and swings, and create Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility to athletic fields.
The 183rd District includes South Whitehall (part), Washington and Whitehall (part) townships and Slatington Borough in Lehigh County. It also consists of Allen, Lehigh and Moore (part) townships, and North Catasauqua, Northampton and Walnutport boroughs in Northampton County.
The 16th Senatorial District includes Heidelberg, Lower Macungie, Lower Milford, Lowhill, Lynn, North Whitehall, South Whitehall, Upper Macungie, Upper Milford, Upper Saucon, Washington and Weisenberg townships; Alburtis, Coopersburg, Macungie and Slatington boroughs; and the city of Allentown in Lehigh County.
Representative Zachary Mako
183rd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Senator Pat Browne
16th Legislative District
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