Limerick Receives $225,000 Grant for Community Park

LIMERICK PA – New outdoor recreational facilities and site improvements are planned for installation at Limerick Community Park, 180 Swamp Pike, thanks to a $225,000 grant awarded to Limerick Township by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and announced Friday (Sept. 25, 2020).

Improvements in the park’s first upgrade phase include construction of an inclusive playground for children of all ages and abilities, as well as a pavilion, according to a post on the township website. The new grant is in addition to another department grant of $200,000 presented last year for the same project, the township noted.

“Since completion of the Limerick Community Park Master Plan in 2018, the Board (of Supervisors) has been eager to begin” construction, board Chairman Thomas J. Neafcy Jr. said. “With the tremendous growth of the Limerick community over the past decade, the enhancement of recreational open space and trail opportunities for our residents has been a high priority.”

Limerick credited its engineering firm, Pennoni; township traffic engineer Traffic Planning and Design; and township planner Simone Collins Landscape Architecture in helping to obtain the newest grant. During the past decade, it added, the township has received more than $14 million in grant money for a variety of open space preservation, roadway improvements, multi-use trail construction, and park enhancement projects.

Graphic from Limerick Township