At the February 17, 2016 Board Of Commissioners meeting the board announced that Aston Township received a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources in the amount of $164,000 to renovate Vinsmith Park.
This grant is contingent on a 50% match which will be provided in part from cash and in part from the volunteer efforts of the Boy Scout Troop 225 and donations from local businesses.
In early 2015 the Board of Commissioners established a volunteer committee to assist the Township engineer and administration in preparing a Township Parks Master Plan. On October 13, 2015 the committee submitted a draft of it’s proposed Township Parks & Recreation Plan. The plan will be presented to the public at the regular BOC meeting on Wednesday October 21st. A pubic hearing will be held on November 18 after which the Board will consider adopting the plan.
More than 100 volunteers gathered on May 2 for the first annual Aston Township Clean-Up Day. Supplied with trash bags and gloves, the volunteers headed to 10 sites throughout the township to pick-up debris and brush.
The brain-child of Aston 2nd Ward Commissioner Carol Graham, the event was a long time coming. For many years, Graham joined with the Chester Ridley Creek Watershed (CRC) and a few volunteers to clean the west branch of the Chester Creek. As the number of volunteers increased, so did the sites, which included Poore and Fisher Parks.
Aston Township Parks Master Plan
Aston is blessed with an exceptional park system. Most residents can walk to a park within five (5) minutes from their home. This is an exceptional value to our residents.
The Township Wide Park Study will become the blue print for park improvements in the future.
The document will be used to support grant application for funding to support necessary park improvements.
One of the most important elements of what the plan will be to prioritize the proposed improvements. The prioritized list will be used when applying for grants. Read more
The Board of Commissioners has established a volunteer committee to assist the Township engineer and administration to prepare the Aston Township Parks Master Plan. (See the scope of work below)
The first Park Master Plan Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 5th, at 7:00pm in the Aston Township Commissioners Meeting Room at 5021 Pennell Road. There will be at least three committee meetings and two (2) public meetings. It is anticipated that a final plan would be considered by the Board of Commissioners in late summer.
Interested in serving on this committee? Send a letter of interest to:
John A. Granger, Township Manager