Program Open Space funds local parks, playgrounds, and conservation projects
ANNAPOLIS, MD Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. announced Board of Public Works approval of $6,945,500 in Program Open Space funds for Baltimore City and 21 counties. The Board is composed of Governor Ehrlich, Comptroller William Donald Schaefer, and Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp.
An array of projects received funding today, said Governor Ehrlich. Among them are improvements at local parks and recreation facilities, new or renovated playgrounds, and land acquisitions that contribute to protecting the Potomac and Patuxent Rivers. A total allocation of $6,945,500 will fund 68 projects in Baltimore City and 21 counties.
Calvert County: The Board approved $125,000 to construct five picnic pavilions at Kellams Recreational Complex in the town of Chesapeake Beach.
Charles County: The Board approved $50,000 to replace playground equipment, renovate basketball courts, and install trails and picnic grills at Woodland Village Park in Indian Head and $100,000 to remove unsafe play equipment and build an ADA-compliant play area at Laurel Springs Park near La Plata.
St. Marys County: The Board approved $100,000 to construct the first phase of the Three Notch Trail, a 10-feet-wide mile-long trail segment extending from Route 236 in New Market to the Northern County Senior Center, and $75,000 to construct two pavilions and install benches and a bike rack at Nicolet Park near Lexington Park.