Boundaries expanding at Cranberry park
Cranberry's North Boundary Park is big and is about to get bigger.
The township's board of supervisors approved an agreement to acquire two parcels of land next to the park.
The purchase, which is expected to be finalized by the end of the summer, will add 6.5 acres to the 125-acre park, said John Trant Jr., Cranberry's chief strategy officer. Township officials are considering adding a road, trails, an adult softball field, community gardens, a basketball court, a picnic pavilion, a park storage facility and parking spaces in the new space.
The sales agreement for the two properties stipulates a total purchase price of $555,000. Supervisors approved the sale earlier this month.
Acquisition of the two properties would enable the township to extend the park through to Goehring Road. The main entrance to the park is off of Route 19.
Several reviews, including an environmental review and a title search, need to be completed before the sale can be closed, said Cranberry solicitor Vicki Beatty.
The two properties are next to the southeastern corner of the park. Each property contains a house and a barn.
“We are looking at whether these buildings can be used in some way,” said Trant, who said the buildings were not the primary reason the township bought the properties.
North Boundary Park houses Cranberry's water park, a playground, a baseball field and three soccer fields. It is one of three major parks in Cranberry. Cranberry Community Park is home to an outdoor amphitheater, and Graham Park has 13 lighted sports fields and a fishing lake.
Rick Wills is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7944 or at email@example.com.
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