While much of our planning efforts go toward hosting events for community members, we’ve also pursued various projects around the downtown business district and Riverside Park. Learn more about our work below!

Freeport Community Boat Dock

The FRA collaborated with the Borough Council several years ago to place a free community boat dock in the Allegheny River. Freeport was so named because historically, there was not a dockage fee; thus, it was a free port. Our community dock creates a nod to that history! Learn more about that project here.

We also placed the two wooden swings on the lower level by the Allegheny River and the community boat dock in Riverside Park. These provide residents and visitors alike with a great place to sit and relax along the water.

Community Benches

The concrete and wooden benches seen throughout town were established through a collaboration with the FRA and Eagle Scounts.


The FRA organizes and maintains the bright, cascading flowers that hover above the parking meters throughout the town and provide a welcoming entrance to our local businesses.

HOPE Garden

The HOPE Garden, located on Fifth Street, began as a collaboration with Riley Farneth and her Gold Award Project for the Girl Scouts.

Park It Here Bicycle Garden

The Park It Here Bicycle Garden is conveniently located near restaurants and shops on Fifth Avenue. Whether you’re biking into town from the Butler-Freeport Community Trail, the Treadway Riverfront Trail, or another nearby biking route, you’ll have a safe place to park your bike while exploring our community. The park features a picnic table, beautiful landscaping, bicycle-inspired art, and a kiosk complete with a toolbox for minor repairs. The FRA has also placed 10 bike hitches on parking meter posts throughout downtown!

Canal Park

Canal Park, a project we’re currently pursuing, is located on the corner of 2nd and High Streets. It currently belongs to Borough and is a crushed limestone parking lot. Because Freeport was a hub for the Pennsylvania Canal, this future park pays homage to the community’s history.