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Canal Place officials continuing to communicate with officials for proposed River Park

March 1st, 2023 by WCBC Radio

With an estimated price tag in the $30 million range- Canal Place officials are continuing to communicate with local, state and federal officials to put together a funding package for a proposed river park along the Potomac River. 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. Dee Dee Ritchie, executive director of the Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority, believes there is momentum with in-person visits to the site late last year by Congressman David Trone and Maryland Speaker of the House Adrienne Jones. During a recent visit to Annapolis, Ritchie said there were separate meetings with the lieutenant governors staff; the state comptroller and the vice chair of appropriations for the House of Delegates- and  all came away impressed with the local commitment behind the river park effort…