The Keystone Recreation, Park & Conservation Fund helps Pennsylvanians make lasting improvements to our communities. This year, the Keystone celebrates its 20th Anniversary. Join the 20th Anniversary celebration on Facebook!
For two decades, the Keystone Fund has consistently delivered tangible and lasting results:
Established in 1993 with an overwhelmingly approved voter referendum, a 48-0 vote in the Pennsylvania Senate and a 196-3 vote in the House, the Keystone Fund automatically receives 15% of the State's realty transfer tax. This regular revenue has effectively and efficiently created permanent and lasting assets for the people of Pennsylvania, improving the livability of our communities and providing irreplaceable recreational and educational opportunities to all.
Each dollar of Keystone Fund community grants typically leverages more than two dollars in direct private and local investments in our parks, trails, community green spaces and libraries. These investments in turn generate hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity, ranging from recreational purchases and wages to increased values of properties.
“The Schuylkill River Trail is the regional window to our wonderful Schuylkill River, where geographic boundaries blur, and we greet each other as one extended community connected by our mutual enjoyment of recreation and the outdoors.”