Today, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Deputy Secretary Lauren Imgrund, Sen. Judy Schwank, and other officials toured Carsonia Park and pool facility in Reading, and discussed how the Restore Pennsylvania proposal could help address local park and green infrastructure needs in the state.
“Carsonia Park Pool is the largest and oldest pool in Berks County with an old filter system and millions of dollars of work needed,” Imgrund said. “Infrastructure projects that are important to community recreation and revitalization require the type of investment that Restore Pennsylvania could provide.”
Restore Pennsylvania is a statewide plan to aggressively address the commonwealth’s vital infrastructure needs. Funded through a commonsense severance tax, Restore Pennsylvania is the only plan that will help make Pennsylvania a leader in the 21st century.
“We have received some DCNR grant money to assist with park planning and improvements previously,” said Jay Worrall, chairman of the Recreation Commission of the Antietam Valley. “Now we need assistance to address the pool, and we’re interested to learn how Restore Pennsylvania could help.”
Carsonia Park was an amusement park and grove until 1950. The swimming pool was constructed in 1916, with the current filter system installed in 1921.