Recreation and Conservation Projects

A variety of tools are provided below to explore the recreation and conservation projects that DCNR helped to fund including: Interactive mapping for all state Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2) and Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Acquisitions; a report generating tool enabling users to generate lists of projects back to 2003; and an interactive web page providing a variety of "Featured" grant projects by region and funding source.



C2P2 Grant Investments

An interactive mapping tool for recreation and conservation grants awarded dating back to 1995. This mapping tool provides users with the ability to search via a variety of mechanisms (year, county, conservation landscapes, funding source, etc.) and generate maps and project lists.


Featured Grant Projects
Story Map

DCNR provides grant funding for local conservation and recreation projects with funding from a variety of sources. This map shows some of the many project examples of the two most significant sources: Growing Greener and Keystone.



PA Green Community Park Story Map

The DCNR Bureau of Recreation and Conservation is a strong proponent of green/sustainable parks, trails, recreation facilities and conservation areas. The sites identified on this map represent a selection of community parks across Pennsylvania that have incorporated best practices in green and sustainable design, operations and maintenance. The map also lists parks that have been nominated and selected for the annual DCNR/PRPS Green Park Award.


Interactive Map

Interactive map for State C2P2 Grant Acquisitions and Federal LWCF Acquisitions funded by DCNR and administered through the Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.



Case Studies

Municipalities and partners across the Commonwealth are “greening” their projects with the support of DCNR grants.  Check out the green recreation and conservation project case studies.