More than 2,400 community park development projects including ball fields, playgrounds, pools, picnic areas, and recreation centers have been made possible by Keystone Fund grants.
The Keystone Fund has helped to preserve more than 117,000 acres of green space for county and municipal parks, greenways, wildlife habitat, and open space uses.
The Keystone Fund was created in 1993 with overwhelming support in the Pennsylvania legislature. In November 1993, 67% of Pennsylvanians voted to supplement the Keystone Fund’s permanent funding stream with $50 million in bond revenues.
The Keystone Fund helps communities help themselves — a great deal for state government. Each dollar of Keystone Fund investment typically leverages $3.13 in direct local investments in our parks, trails, community green spaces, and libraries.
The Lime Bluff Recreation Area is great place to go birding in Lycoming County. This 65-acre park near Hughesville has a great variety of habitat. One side of the park is a wooded area where all of our common woodpecker species are often seen. Another side is a brushy area with a wet ditch running beneath it. On the other side of the brush is a Christmas tree farm. The park has a small pond as well.
Fort Roberdeau, known as the Lead Mine Fort, was a Revolutionary War-era fort built in Sinking Valley by General Daniel Roberdeau in the spring of 1778. Seasonally, Fort Roberdeau Park attracts over 5,000 visitors from over 30 states and more than a dozen countries who tour the fort, attend special events that bring history to life, and use the natural area for recreation. It is fast becoming a top tourist attraction for Blair County.