Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Onorato Announces New 78-Acre Park

Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato announced plans for a 78-acre sports complex to be built at the junction of Coraopolis, Moon Twp., and Robinson Twp. The complex will likely have 10 to 15 athletic fields for sports such as lacrosse, field hockey, and soccer. Plans also include a 1 mile extension of the Montour Trail. Land for the complex was donated to the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County by the Sports Legacy Foundation. Onorato says construction will begin after the county has raised sufficient funds for the project. He also believes that it will be easy to raise money for the new park through grants and private donations. The county is in the process of finishing clean up on the vacant brownfield and re-zoning the area.

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