– More than $185,000 in funding generated to enhance all-terrain vehicle (ATV) activities in Pennsylvania will allow a local park to further develop its trail system in Athens Township, Bradford County, Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) announced today.
Athens Township will receive $185,100 to further develop Round Top Park in the municipality. Development work will include the rehabilitation of approximately four miles of ATV trails and a trailhead; construction of a pavilion and comfort station; ADA access; along with landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.
“From a recreational aspect, ATVs are extremely popular along the Northern Tier, as both families and visitors alike use them for riding throughout our rural areas,” Pickett said. “I’m pleased that the license fees, fines and other revenue created by this sport are able to be reinvested in our community and enhance further ATV opportunities.”
At 575 acres, Round Top Park is the largest in the township and has one of the best overlooks in all of Pennsylvania. The park has playground equipment, horseshoe pits, volleyball court, fishing pond, hunting, hiking trails, off road vehicle trail, sledding and cross country skiing (weather permitting), and model airplane field, along with numerous pavilions.
The funding is from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program administered by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), and specifically derived from the ATV Restricted Account, which was made possible by Act 97 of 2016
Representative Tina Pickett
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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