TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Group pitches in $2,500 for Trafford park work

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

By Chris Foreman
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
 

Trafford has another $2,500 to put toward an estimated $250,000 revamping of Westmoreland Park.

The Friends of Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission gave Trafford its second grant for the project, which borough officials expect to start later this year. In November, the Commonwealth Financing Authority awarded Trafford a $215,120 grant.

Public-works employees have been clearing the park site in preparation for construction.

The borough's consultants from Morris Knowles and Associates are finalizing the project specifications so council may advertise for bids, Councilman John Daykon said.

Because of the project, borough officials said, the park will not be available for rentals this year. Daykon said he hopes construction will be completed within a two-month time frame, but a dedication likely will be postponed until 2015.

The project will include the construction of two new pavilions, a remodeling of the bathroom, an improved parking area, new benches and new areas for bocce and horseshoe games.

“We're going to stretch that $250,000 as much as we can,” Daykon said.

Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8671, or cforeman@tribweb.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Penn-Trafford

  1. Penn-Trafford volunteers welcome waiving of background check fees
  2. Penn-Trafford High School library to be open to start new school year
  3. Penn Township housing plan gains commissioners’ approval
  4. Re-enactors to help mark anniversary of Battle of Bushy Run
  5. Unexpected storm water project to cost Manor $20,000
  6. New transformer to be installed at Municipal Park
  7. Despite wet weather, PTARC programs have plenty of activities