The Borough of Carnegie
has been working toward a huge improvement project for the 34-acre Carnegie Park since 2007. Thanks to a $145,000 grant from Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
, the Borough has voted in favor of the plan and hopes to begin the first phase of construction by next fall.
improvements will include a park community message board, a fenced
off-leash dog area including amenities, renovation to the existing stone
shelter, an ADA accessible playground, roadway modification, and a
beautification of the park entrance," says Steve Beuter, project
assistant for Carnegie Borough.
Since voting to go ahead with the project in February, the Borough has been working with Gateway Engineers
on initial design plans and the project is scheduled to go up for bid
sometime in the spring. The total project cost is $290,000, and the
Borough agreed to match the state grant.
major opportunity that the Borough has created with the park
rehabilitation is that it will allow Carnegie to create a safe and
enjoyable environment for residents and non-residents alike to utilize
for recreational purposes," says Beuter. The second phase of the park,
which is still being conceptualized, will likely entail significant
lighting enhancement, field maintenance, and new parking areas.Sign up
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Writer: John Farley
Source: Steve Beuter, Carnegie Borough