York County commissioners want to use $100,000 from natural gas drilling fees collected statewide for a project at Native Lands Park.
The funding would go toward a public access project for the county park.
“Access to the park is currently limited through two other adjoined parcels,” said York County Treasurer Barbara Bair.
Commissioners on Wednesday approved a grant application to the U.S. National Park Service for $125,000. If the grant’s successful, the county will put up $100,000.
Bair said the combined $225,000 will cover design, engineering, stormwater water management, environmental and archaeological clearances, permitting and construction documents required for an access roadway, parking and restroom facilities.
Bair said officials also plan to apply for a Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grant for the construction of the facilities.
In 2012, the county received about $369,000 from Marcellus Legacy Fund money for open space, greenways and similar projects. County administrator Chuck Noll said if the $100,000 is used for this Native Lands Park, the county will have about $67,000 still left from that 2012 funding.
Additional drilling money is expected in future years.