Md. BPW Approves $160K for Park Projects in Charles, St. Mary's

ANNAPOLIS - Yesterday, Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. announced that the Board of Public Works (BPW) approved $160,000 for two separate parks projects in Charles and St. Mary's counties.

The board approved $60,000 in Program Open Space funds for Meekins Park in Charles County. The park will use the funds to install two playground areas.

The board also approved $100,000 in Program Open Space funds for John G. Lancaster Park in St. Mary’s County. The park will use the funds to construct a one-mile, hard surface fitness loop/pedestrian pathways and an off-leash dog park area.

Established under the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in 1969, Program Open Space provides funds for state and local parks and conservation areas.

The BPW was established by the Maryland Constitution of 1864. “The Board of Public Works ensures that significant State expenditures are necessary and appropriate, fiscally responsible, fair, and lawful,” states the BPW website. “In reviewing and approving capital projects, procurement contracts, and the acquisition, use, and transfer of State assets, the Board assures Marylanders that executive decisions are made responsibly and responsively.”


Maryland’s Program Open Space

Maryland’s Board of Public Works

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