State Rep. Mary Jo Daley announced today that Wissahickon Park and Wissahickon Valley Boys and Girls Club have been awarded a $1 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant.
The grant will support revitalizing Wissahickon Park and building park amenities along with a Boys and Girls Club and indoor facility for the Whitpain Recreation Association (WRA). The project includes stormwater improvements, parking development, and a new 52,000-square-foot building that will house the Boys and Girls Club along with a WRA Field House.
“Wissahickon Park and the Wissahickon Boys and Girls club are vital resources within our community, and I’m pleased that the state has awarded funding to help with this exciting revitalization project,” said Daley, D-Montgomery.
RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenues, or other measures of economic activity.
RACP projects are state-funded projects that cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs.
*Photos from Rep. Mary Jo Daley website