Ribbon Cutting of the Charleroi Magic City Riverfront Park on June 22, 2022
Charleroi, PA, June 22, 2022 – The Mon Valley Alliance Foundation is pleased to announce the completion of Phase I of the Charleroi “Magic City” Riverfront Park. This project was made possible by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, along with the Washington County Commissioners, and Washington County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Promotion Agency.
Spurring the redevelopment from the start was a donation by the Charleroi Area School District of its former football stadium property to the Mon Valley Alliance. The approximate five-acre site, which at one time was a glass factory, was selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources as a Brownfields to Playfields Pilot Project, providing a $157,250 grant as a result.
“DCNR is extremely pleased to support this project and its mission of taking a once blighted property and turning it into something the local and regional community can enjoy outdoor recreation,” DCNR Deputy Secretary Mike Walsh