So let's try to sort out the fact in this story:
The Pittsburgh District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needs to stabilize a lock wall at the Dashields Locks and Dam. To do that, it needs to improve an access road that is unusable because of a slip. Somewhere along this road is a park that cannot be used because the road is closed. The corps will repair the road if the township allows it to close the park at some point in the future when more permanent upgrades are made at Dashields. The body that governs the township will not approve an open-ended deal to close the park in the future, even if it is closed now. The township might get money from the state to repair the road.
I don't know anything more about the road or the park. All I can say is that stories like this make me glad I'm not a reporter covering local government anymore.