DCNR Announces State Investment to Improve Buhl Park in Mercer County

| November 9, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources on Thursday announced grant funding for new recreation opportunities in Buhl Park, Hermitage, Mercer County.

An investment of $106,000.00 will support the construction of six asphalt, outdoor pickleball courts with fencing.

“Local parks and recreation facilities improve the everyday lives of people of all places, ages, and backgrounds while serving as a primary venue for recreation for Pennsylvanians,” Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said.

“We are happy to assist the Buhl Park Corp. by investing in these new pickleball courts to help meet the needs of families and residents by providing opportunities for exercise and fun.”

The 300-acre Buhl Park currently offers a lake, fitness trail, disc golf course, outdoor nature classroom, and a number of other amenities. The park was established by industrialist Frank H. Buhl and his wife in the early 1900s to rectify the Shenango Valley’s lack of recreational and cultural institutions.

Pennsylvania has more than 6,000 local parks, and 121 state parks that provide residents with a connection to nature, and also to the history and culture of the commonwealth.

For more information about DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnership Program grants visit the DCNR website and choose “Grants.”

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