Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Township to seek grants for recreation

Thursday, March 26, 2015 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Park, pavilion, ballfield all part of application

Whitehall Township is moving forward in securing state grants for three major recreation projects.

The projects include a site plan for the proposed Clear Channel Park, a pavilion at the Whitehall Parkway and construction of field 5 at Egypt Park.

Recreation Director Greg Mooney is finalizing the grant applications for submission to the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Natural Resources for funding.

Township commissioners at their April 13 meeting are expected to act on a resolution supporting the grant application.

Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. said Clear Channel Park will have soccer fields and other recreation uses.

The park will be located off South Church Street, near Clear Channel's radio towers. The company, several years ago, donated 18 acres to the township.

The proposed pavilion at Whitehall Parkway will service various events at the parkway, including the Civil War reenactment, the fire department's Haunted Woods and Scouting activities.

The Egypt Park project will permit the construction of a fifth ballfield. The township- owned four-acre parcel was obtained earlier for property in lieu of compensation for the Belmont Glen residential project.