Harrisburg – October 24, 2016 – State Senator Judith L. Schwank today announced that two Berks County municipalities, Laureldale Borough and Exeter Township, have been approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority for $180,000 in grant funding through the Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program to support recreation improvement efforts.

According to Senator Schwank, Laureldale Borough will receive $150,000 to support improvements, including the installation of new, permanent restroom facilities and repaving of parking areas, at the Borough’s Dominic Manzella Community Park.  Exeter Township will receive $30,000 to support the development of a comprehensive parks, recreation, and open space plan.

“These state grant funds will allow both municipalities to better address the recreational needs of area residents for many years to come,” said Senator Schwank, who strongly advocated for the approval of these grants.  “I commend local officials for taking the initiative to pursue these funds.”

The Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program is funded through the Act 13—Marcellus Shale Legacy Fund and is administered by the Commonwealth Financing Authority.

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