Nov. 23, 2022

HARRISBURG – A project to provide upgrades to the entrance and facilities at Detweiler Park has been awarded a $1 million grant, according to Rep. Joe Kerwin (R-Dauphin County) and State Sen. John DiSanto (R-15).

“Investing in our parks and recreational areas gives families the opportunity to make lasting memories while enjoying what the community has to offer,” Kerwin said. “A project like this will breathe new life into Detweiler Park, and I’m thankful that we were able to secure the funding for this project.”

“Detweiler Park will provide residents and visitors with trails and other recreational opportunities and further enhance our area’s quality of life,” DiSanto said. “I was pleased to advocate for state funding for this important project and appreciate this significant investment in our community.”

Kerwin added, “I would like to thank Rep. Sue Helm for her longtime support of Detweiler Park and look forward to continuing those efforts to provide recreational opportunities to the people of Middle Paxton Township and surrounding communities.”

Detweiler Park is a 411-acre park located off Peters Mountain Road in Middle Paxton Township. The grant money, which was awarded through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, will be used to create a dedicated park entrance driveway, ADA compliant parking lot with bus turnaround, accessible restroom, large pavilion and picnic tables, accessible pathways, event lawn, kiosk, entrance and pavilion lighting, utilities, and stormwater best management practices.

Representative Joseph Kerwin
125th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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