BPW Approves $1.8M for Parks in Charles County - Southern Maryland Headline News

BPW Approves $1.8M for Parks in Charles County

ANNAPOLIS (June 21, 2009) – On May 20 the Maryland Board of Public Works approved funding for Charles County in the amount of $1.8 million.

The funds will be used as follows:

-- $750,000 to develop Friendship Farm Park in Nanjemoy into a nature center and interpretive farm facility, constructing a visitor center, trails, an amphitheater and barns for educational programs and events;

-- $860,000 to begin construction on a new regional park in Waldorf, providing much-needed athletic fields for the community, in addition to hiking trails, dog park, playgrounds and picnic areas; and

-- $251,250 to continue construction of Indian Head Rail Trail, Charles County’s first multi-purpose recreational/bike trail, a 13-mile trail being developed on an abandoned railroad corridor.

The three-member Board of Public Works, chaired by Governor O’Malley, is comprised of Treasurer Nancy Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot. The BPW is authorized by the General Assembly to approve major construction and consultant contracts, equipment purchases, property transactions and other procurement actions.

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