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Maryland Announces Parks & Playgrounds Grants

May 12th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Parks and Playgrounds Receive $2.5 Million

Department Supports Projects in 19 Communities

Photo of playground The Maryland Department of Natural Resourcesis pleased to announce the award of 19 Community Parks and Playgrounds grants, totaling $2.5 million, to municipalities across the state.

The Community Parks and Playgrounds Program provides flexible grants to municipalities to rehabilitate, expand or improve existing parks, create new parks, or purchase and install playground equipment.

“From Garrett County to Worcester County, these projects provide  important outdoor recreation opportunities and green space to communities in every corner of our state, particularly in older neighborhoods and intensely developed areas,” Maryland Natural Resources Secretary Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio said. “We are very proud of this program which helps children learn, thrive, and play in healthy environments.”

To date, the program has funded more than 740 projects totaling more than $72 million.

The following projects were included in Governor Larry Hogan’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget and will be presented to the Board of Public Works for final approval in the coming weeks.

Allegany County

Town of Luke Inclusive Nature Playground
Nature based inclusive playground with climbing equipment
$200,000

Frederick County

Community Park, New Market
Replace playground equipment and safety surface
$200,000

Garrett County

Leo Martin Memorial Park, Mountain Lake Park
Construct a walking trail, waterfalls and historical signage
$158,815

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