From the Maryland Department of Natural Resources:
Recreational Projects in Carroll, Frederick, Kent and Harford counties will soon receive funding for upgrades through Program Open Space. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved the projects.
“These outdoor areas promote active lifestyles, provide families with safe, convenient places to spend quality time with one another, and build a sense of community by strengthening ties among residents.” said Governor O’Malley.
Carroll County’s town of Union Bridge will receive $31,400 to develop the third, and final, phase of its wetland trails project at Little Pipe Creek Trail to allow users to explore more of the park’s natural resources. The existing 5-foot wide by 3,500-foot long pathway will be extended by 1,800 linear feet, completing approximately one mile of looped trail inside of Little Pipe Creek Wetlands Park. Funds totaling $41,522 were previously approved by the Board of Public Works
Frederick County’s town of Walkersville will receive $39,015 to renovate the pavilion at Heritage Farm Park and extend the existing walking trails by approximately 4,000 feet.
Kent County will receive $219,677 to develop three multi-purpose fields, including grading, athletic goals, team benches and bleachers at Worton Park/Community Center Campus. The county will also receive $24,300 ? $8,100 per facility ? to install an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant portable pool lifts at Bayside Pool in Rock Hall, Millington Pool and Worton Park.
Harford County’s city of Aberdeen will receive $1.2 million to acquire 21 acres for its new Rock Glenn Park.
Under the leadership of Governor O’Malley, the Board of Public Works has approved funding for 1,285 recreational projects, including Community Parks & Playgrounds, totaling more than $344 million through local-side Program Open Space since 2007.