Local park under renovations

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DUNCANSVILLE, BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Every summer,  a local town holds a big celebration. This year, folks who come will notice changes at the Blair County site where it all takes place.

We’re a little less than a month away from Duncansville Community Days. They’ll have the big fireworks display like they always do, but you may be surprised by other things that have changed.

Duncansville Memorial Park is undergoing improvements. The project is about half-way completed.

Duncansville Mayor Lloyd Forshey says, “It has been sitting quite dormant for the last 20 years, and I just want to see it revitalized and brought back to life.”

This may look like a ditch, but it’s on the way to becoming an attractive rain garden. It’ll also help protect residents from flooding.

“The rain gardens aren’t just to hold water. They’re also to make the water as it comes down our avenues, to work their way down into our streams instead of just laying in areas,” Forshey says.

Folks will notice another change when they come to the park for entertainment. The  stage,  in a new location will provide more room for an audience,  for food tents and for new, paved,  handicapped accessible walking paths

If you stop by now, you’ll notice one project already completed, the upgrading of the baseball fields, thanks to funding from the borough and volunteers who did the work. They’re also redoing the basketball court and putting in walking bridges.

The works scheduled to be completed in time for Community Days, which starts July 15. 

The park renovations were  funded mostly through a $200,000 federal grant.  

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