2014: In addition to the funds raised, from our first Band Blast Benefit Concert, the New Ken/Arnold Social in the Park Committee received a $20,000.00 Grant from The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, which was used to replace Main Pavilions A and B with new ones.
The city's Redevelopment Authority earmarked about $40,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant money for the project also.
To read about the $20,000.00 Grant click Thanks for the support
2015: The New Ken/Arnold Social in the Park Committee has successfully partnered with the City of Arnold and Canzian/Johnston Architects to obtain a $26,000 grant through the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County from the “Revitalizing Westmoreland” community initiative grant program. The grant funds will be used to install an accessible safety surface and additional age-appropriate playground equipment to the existing tot lot playground area at Roosevelt Park in the City of Arnold. Also, new benches and trash receptacles will be installed. The project will be professionally designed and specified by Canzian/Johnston Architects (who are graciously donating their services). The project will be advertised, bid and awarded to a qualified contractor for completion during the spring of 2016. The New Ken/Arnold Social in the Park Committee is providing required matching funds toward the project from its “Rockin’ Roosevelt” fundraising efforts.