Sep. 19, 2019

HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) announced today that Kingston Borough was awarded $250,000 to repair and improve Church Street Park through the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program offered by the Commonwealth Financing Authority.

“It’s been a pleasure to partner with Mayor Paul Robert and the Kingston Borough Council to bring these many recreation initiatives through to fruition,” said Kaufer. “This project is part of a larger overall initiative focusing on our community parks and outdoor recreational opportunities. It is crucial that these municipal facilities used by families are well-maintained and safe for children in order to continue to make our community a great place to live and raise a family.”

The renovation project includes purchasing and installing new playground equipment, reconditioning the football field and installing 10 new decorative lighting poles. The total cost of the project is $322,131.

“This grant will allow us to put in new playground equipment and renovate the football field,” said Paul Robert, mayor of Kingston Borough. “It will look fantastic and be a great thing for our community.”

Funds coming from the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program are used for planning, acquisition, development, rehabilitation and repair of greenways, recreational trails, open space, parks and beautification projects.

“This will be such a big improvement for our community,” said Nancy Cooper, member of Kingston Borough Council. “From the renovated fields, to the addition of the dog park, repaving the walking path and installing new playground equipment. It is a wonderful place for families to gather and enjoy. We are grateful to everyone who worked to bring grant to fruition.”

For more information about this outreach, or any other state-related issue, contact Kaufer’s district office in Luzerne located at 161 Main St., by calling 570-283-1001. Information can also be found online at or

Representative Aaron Kaufer
120th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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