The Springfield Trail at Delaware County’s Smedley Park will be getting new signs and safety features, thanks to a $250,000 state grant, writes Max Bennett for Patch.com.
Friends of Smedley Park Corp., with the help and support of Springfield Township, secured the grant to rehabilitate and realign Springfield Trail.
The grant comes from the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which focuses on funding programs and investments for Pennsylvania’s economic growth.
The CFA provides funding for various projects that help businesses succeed, including businesses focused on development, water quality, energy, infrastructure and more.
The project will install new trail-head and wayfinding signage, as well as new yellow blazes to increase safety on the trail.
Additionally, trail markers will be installed and the GPS coordinates will be registered with the county’s emergency services.
The project will also work with SEPTA to reroute three trail locations where it intersects with the Route 101 Trolley Line.
“I’m grateful that the 165th was selected to receive these funds,” said State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara. “These projects will bring the community together by providing everyone with the opportunity to get outside and explore all of the outdoor recreation opportunities Delaware County has to offer.”
Read more about the trail improvements here.