Nov. 19, 2021

HARRISBURG – Floating boat docks and fishing piers near Johnstown’s proposed Inclined Plane Riverside Park will be made possible through a $200,000 grant being awarded today, according to state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown). 

“The park is going to be a great addition to the city and I’m proud to work with the Conemaugh Valley Conservancy to acquire this grant,” Rigby said. “Boaters are already accessing the Stonycreek River at the site where the park will be and the existing trails are already being used by mountain bikers, so this area is already ‘on the map.’ I’m excited to think of what will happen when the plan comes to fruition.”   

The park is just one component of the Inclined Plane Riverside Project that will cover approximately 90 acres and revitalize the region to include an ADA-compliant river access point and expansion of walking and biking trails. The plan is to have everything in place for the spring of 2023 when the Johnstown Incline, which is closed for renovations, is scheduled to reopen. 

The grants are funded by Act 13 of 2012, which collects an impact fee on all unconventional natural gas wells drilled in Pennsylvania.

Questions about this or any legislative issue should be directed to Rigby’s district office at 1-814-536-9818.

Representative Jim Rigby
71st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Scott B. Little
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