Harrisburg – April 21, 2021 – Sen. Anthony H. Williams announced today that $1,056,526 in Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) grants, as well as Act 13 program grants supported by the Marcellus Legacy Fund, have been awarded to several local development projects.

“I am very pleased that state funds are being utilized to make necessary improvements to our city resources and amenities,” Williams said. “It is essential to the growth and vitalization of our neighborhoods to have functional and safe community spaces, transportations sectors, and outdoor recreation spaces.”

Community projects receiving grants include:

  • Schuylkill River Park Extension, Christian to Crescent – $710,578
    • This project will connect the Schuylkill River Trail from Center City to Bartram’s Garden.
  • Cobbs Creek Connector Trail – Constructing Segment B1 – $85,000
    • This project will work towards constructing a trail to connect Cobbs Creek Park to Wheeler Street in Philadelphia.
  • Bartram’s Mile Fishing Pier Construction – $33,000
    • The funds granted for this project will go towards the renovation of Bartram’s Mile Pier at the Schuylkill River Trail.
  • Clark Park Restoration – Phase II – Interiors – $142,001
    • The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia will use these funds for sidewalk improvements at Clark Park.
  • Robert Wilson III Park aka 61st and Baltimore Playground Court Renovation Project – $85,947
    • Philadelphia City Treasurer Department of Parks & Recreation will utilize these funds for the improvements to Robert Wilson III Park.

Funding for the Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) grants as well as Act 13 program grants are distributed by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Community and Economic Development (DCED).