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Harrisburg, November 14, 2017— State Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) and State Representative Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) announced today that Lehighton Borough will receive $350,000 in funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority for improvements to Upper Park.

Under the Act 13 Grant Program, the Lehighton Borough will receive $150,000 for improvements to the Upper Park Amphitheater. The Lehighton Borough will also receive $200,000 from the Multimodal Transportation Funds for streetscape and pedestrian improvements to the streets around Upper Park.

“The funds secured will provide much needed improvements to Upper Park, including adding ADA-accessible seating and correcting stormwater drainage issues at the amphitheater. By investing in the enhancement of this community asset, we are preserving and expanding opportunities for families to enjoy countless hours of entertainment in a beautiful setting,” said Senator John Yudichak.

“These projects have been in the works for years, and I am so pleased to see the improvements to Lehighton’s Upper Park and amphitheater come to fruition. This facility in downtown Lehighton has provided a fantastic venue for community entertainment and events. The funding for these park enhancements comes from the impact fee on natural gas development as well as the multimodal fund,” said Representative Doyle Heffley.