Nov. 15, 2019

HARRISBURG – State funding has been awarded to Union Township, Washington County, for improvements to Elrama Central Park, according to Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington). The grant program is administered through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program (CCPP).

The township will use the $49,900 grant toward construction of a pavilion and comfort station, parking area and pedestrian walkway; installation of fencing and lighting; and ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.

“Elrama Central Park is an important asset to the community, but it is in needs of repairs and upgrading,” said Puskaric. “I strongly support this park project in view of the recreation opportunities for residents and visitors, and to provide a safe modern facility for all to enjoy.”

The CCPP program is administered by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation to provide financial and technical assistance to local governments, river and trail organizations, land trusts, and other nonprofits for the planning, acquisition and development of park, recreation, conservation and greenways projects. For more information about the CCPP program, visit

The 39th Legislative District includes parts of Bethel Park in addition to Elizabeth, Elizabeth Township, Forward Township, Jefferson Hills, West Elizabeth, and parts of South Park Township in Allegheny County, plus, Finleyville, Nottingham Township, Somerset Township and Union Township in Washington County.

Representative Mike Puskaric
39th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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