Erie City Council members are considering using millions of dollars in American Rescue Plan funds on upgrades at Rodger Young Park.

Councilman Michael Keys is calling on council to use $2.2 million dollars in ARP funds on the project.

The city has designated $5 million in ARP funds to upgrade public parks and outdoor spaces throughout the city.

"We're looking at public spaces and the pandemic has shown us that having quality public spaces is very important to the quality of life, and to mental health, and a variety of other things," said Keys.

Under Keys' resolution, the money would be used to install a brand new 400-meter track and multi-use field for football and soccer.

"While I've been on this journey, I found out recently that people have been getting injured on the unleveled fields," said Keys. "That's even more important why we put a quality field in here."

Erie City Council will consider the resolution during their next meeting Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

This story is supported by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.