ANNAPOLIS (Aug. 19, 2009)—Charles County will receive $639,200 in State funds to construct a multi-use recreation center in La Plata to serve as a central location for county-wide recreation programs and sports league associations. The facility will include activity areas and classrooms and house the newly merged Parks and Recreation Department to provide county residents easy access to registration opportunities for these programs.
The Maryland Board of Public Works approved the funding for the local-side Program Open Space project on July 22.
The three-member Board of Public Works is comprised of Governor OMalley (chair), 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.