Pierce Township has been awarded a $7000 grant from The Duke Energy Foundation to create an Outdoor Classroom in Pierce Park.

The grant will aid toward the design and future construction of an open sided, roofed structure with restrooms, which can be used by Locust Corner Elementary and other schools, for activities related to the environment and local history.

The Outdoor Classroom is a part of the Pierce Township Parks Masterplan for park improvements. To date, the Parks Committee and its volunteers, working with the township’s Service Department, have improved park signage, built 2 miles of new rustic trails in the nature area, and upgraded picnic tables and benches.

“We are thrilled and thankful to receive this grant from The Duke Energy Foundation,” said Loretta Rokey, Pierce Township Administrator. “Improving the park is a top priority for residents and this facility is definitely something that will be useful for the whole community, especially kids.”