From the MD Department of Natural Resources:
Annapolis, Md. (September 16, 2009) – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced Board of Public Works approval of land acquisition and recreational projects in Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Dorchester, Frederick, Harford, Wicomico and Worcester Counties through Program Open Space.
“These are challenging times for our families and our state, but working together with our local partners, we are continuing to invest in a more sustainable future for our children, creating critical new opportunities for children to have increased access to our natural environment, the outdoors, safer play areas and open spaces,” said Governor O’Malley.
The Board of Public Works approved the following local-side Program Open Space projects in Harford County:
– $124,000 to acquire two parcels totaling 27.99 acres with frontage on MD-23 adjacent to the Rural Village of Jarrettsville. The site will be used for development of an indoor recreation facility with passive parkland, and is one-quarter of a mile from the Jarrettsville Recreation Complex and Jarrettsville Elementary School.
– $41,250 to construct a new multipurpose court in the area of an existing baseball diamond on the grounds of Darlington Elementary School. The multipurpose court willl be an all weather surface of 50 feet by 60 feet for basketball and other outdoor games for both students and community residents.