Special Invitation to the Pennsylvania Mayors Parks Forum hosted by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

You are invited to an important convening of Pennsylvania Mayors to discuss the urgency and priority need for increased federal funding for parks, trails, and open space for outdoor recreation. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources in cooperation with the Trust for Public land is hosting this virtual session on June 2 at 10 a.m.  We appreciate the leadership that Mayor Danene Sorace (Lancaster) and Mayor Matt Pacifico (Altoona) are bringing to this convening and look forward to the inspiration they will bring as part of the speaker program. 

Members of Congress are drafting several pieces of legislation that, if passed, could provide critical funding to cities for outdoor recreation infrastructure. City residents are valuing our parks, trails, playgrounds, recreation centers, and open spaces like never before — given the tremendous value they bring for community health and quality of life. The collective voice of Pennsylvania Mayors is critical to provide a clear and strong message to Congress that additional Federal investment is needed in our cities for outdoor recreation and open space.

I look forward to joining several speakers in this program to provide you information and support in this advocacy. Owen Franklin from The Trust for Public Land will explain several pieces of legislation that are in development and outline the benefits they could bring to Pennsylvania cities for park, trail and open space funding. We will provide informational materials in advance about this legislation. At the conclusion of the convening, we will provide a sign-on letter for your consideration that will communicate our collective advocacy for additional investment.  The Trust for Public Land will manage delivery of this letter and help prioritize attention from its recipients.

I hope that you are able to join this important conversation, please click here to register.

Please contact Lauren Imgrund, Deputy Secretary, limgrund@pa.gov with any questions.


Cindy Adams Dunn
Secretary Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
400 Market Street | Hbg, PA 17105
Pennsylvania 19103
Phone: 717.772.9084 | Fax: 717.772.9106

Owen Franklin
State Director
Trust for Public Land
1608 Walnut St, Suite 302 | Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 216.240.7710