From the Department of Natural Resources:
Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown, who chaired the Board of Public Works (BPW) on Wednesday, announced approval of recreational projects in Cecil, Frederick, Harford Counties and Baltimore City through Program Open Space and the Community Parks and Playgrounds Program. These projects bring the total number of local recreational projects funded by the O’Malley-Brown Administration since 2007 to 1,047, about 17 percent of the 5,900 projects funded since the program’s inception in 1969.
“These areas offer new opportunities for our children and families to enjoy their communities – and our natural world – safely, and are another way we can ensure young people will participate in healthy outdoor activities,” said Lt. Governor Brown.
Harford County will receive $324,706 to acquire two parcels totaling approximately 28 acres with frontage on MD 23, adjacent to the Rural Village of Jarrettsville. Over several fiscal years, the total amount of eligible Program Open Space assistance requested for this project will be $1.3 million. This site will be used for development of an indoor recreation facility with natural areas available for activities such as hiking. The land is well suited for development of this facility as it lies less than 1/4 mile from the Jarrettsville Recreation Complex and Jarrettsville Elementary School. The existing structures may be used as offices, storage and maintenance buildings. The 2.5 acre farm pond will provide for natural recreation opportunities