Rostraver Wants Citizen Ideas
Pikulsky, Jeff, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The Rostraver Township commissioners will hold an open house Oct. 2 to give residents the chance to voice suggestions for future park and recreation projects.
Township Commissioner Pat Egros, the municipality's chairman of parks and recreation, said the township has received a $7,500 matching grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to conduct a recreation, parks and open space study and create a comprehensive plan outlining what work could be done to improve recreational facilities.
The open house will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 2 at the municipal building.
Public comment will be worked into the plan, which should help the commissioners find grant money for recreation projects.
"This is going to be a tool," Egros said. "When we go in for grant money, you have to do a study. If you don't have it, you get put on the back burner."
The township's John DiVirgilio Sports Complex will be a focal point, Egros said.
The area, which opened in 2000 behind the municipal building, houses four ball fields, a batting cage, a combination soccer and football field with a walking track and concession stands. …