BP council

From left, Bethel Park borough manager Laurence Christian, Councilman Joe Consolmagno and Mayor Jack Allen accept a ceremonial check from State Rep. Natalie Mihalek, R-Upper St. Clair, for improvements to Miners Memorial Park at the council meeting Nov. 12.

Miner’s Memorial Park in Bethel Park will see some major upgrades this summer.

Municipal officials hope to upgrade the playground, improve the athletic fields, repair pavilions, install new sidewalks and renovate the bathroom and concession building, among other improvements.

A $250,000 grant from the state Department of Community and Economic Development will help pay for the project. Municipal officials also expect to use about $100,000 in local funds for the improvements.

State Rep. Natalie Mihalek presented a ceremonial check at the council meeting Nov. 12.

“Based on your past projects, we know you will make good use of this money,” Mihalek said.

Council has prioritized park improvements in recent years. The municipality finished a major overhaul of Simmons Park on Clifton Road earlier this year.

Construction at Miner’s Memorial Park is expected to begin in the spring and all work should be finished by Fall 2020.

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