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State funding sought for River Park project

February 27th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Board of Commissioners is seeking $1.5 million in state funding as a necessary match to secure a $6 million federal earmark for the River Park at Canal Place project. The federal award requires the match- and those funds will go to the Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority’s FY 24 operating budget to help push the project forward. The proposed park, estimated to cost roughly $30 million, includes installing a moderate whitewater course on the river behind Canal Place, along with docks for canoes and kayaks, walking trails and a viewing area. Commissioner Bill Atkinson…

Momentum  for the project has been growing with Maryland Speaker of the House Adrienne Jones having visited  Canal Place in late November to get an upclose look at the plans and scope of the effort.