Rosedale Civic Association project gets a boost from Penn Hills Rotary
A revitalization project for Rosedale Park in Penn Hills is about to come to fruition thanks to a local contribution.
The Penn Hills Rotary recently presented a check for $600 to the Rosedale Civic Association, which has embarked on an estimated $150,000 improvement effort at the recreation site next to the Rosedale Volunteer Fire Department.
Improvements include a new playground, walking path, amphitheater, signage, paving of the parking lot and greater accessibility for people with disabilities.
Rotary funds were raised at its Valentine Bingo event on February 11.
“This was our first time working with RCA and we hope to work with them again in the future,” said RI President-Elect Tyler Tomasino. The park restoration project aligns perfectly with Rotary’s vision of service above self. RCA is working to restore the park to create a safe recreational place for residents of this area of Penn Hills to meet, play and exercise.
The Rosedale Civic Association – formed in March 2020 – is made up of long-time members of the Rosedale community.
The group consists of 100 members and is divided into subcommittees that focus on improvements in different parts of Rosedale and Penn Hills.
RCA President John Petrucci accepted Rotary’s donation.
“Every small gesture helps RCA achieve this revitalization for the park,” he said. “I thank Rotary. “This is a good thing happening for everyone in Rosedale.”
Improvements to the park have been underway for a few years, including a new entry through the Eagle Scout Project in September 2020.
RCA also sponsored a carnival in late June to raise funds for the project. The association had raised about $87,000 by mid-March through donations and grants.