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Building a New Community Park in Somerset County

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – More than $185,000 will go to Somerset County to build a new community park, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

The project includes site preparation, installation of playground equipment, fencing, energy-efficient lighting and electric hook up. A total $185,045 is being allotted for the project, according to the DNR.

The project is being done through Program Open Space, which helps make recreational upgrades throughout the state.

Other projects are being done in Allegany, Anne Arundel, Cecil, Frederick, Montgomery and Baltimore City. A full list of the other projects happening statewide is below.

In Allegany County, Barton will receive $35,000 to construct a 25- by 25-foot Americans with Disabilities Act restroom facility at Meadow Park.

In Anne Arundel County, Annapolis will receive $230,870 to develop a city-owned, family-oriented park in the community of Bywater. This neighborhood is home to primarily low to moderate income families with many children. Improvements will include new playground equipment, a walking path, a sheltered picnic area and parking.

Baltimore City will receive $147,801 to remove the existing playground safety surfacing and install new rubber safety surfacing consistent with ADA and National Program for Playground Safety standards at Carroll, Rosement Avenue, and Willow Avenue parks.

In Cecil County, Perryville will receive $125,000 for new Lower Ferry Park upgrades that include walking paths, educational stormwater facilities, landscaping, benches and a tot lot playground.

In Frederick County, Emmitsburg will receive $13,680 to renovate pavilions and bandstands at Community and Memorial parks. Work also includes ADA-compliant restroom and pathway updates. Additionally, Emmitsburgwill receive $14,400 to replace outdated playground equipment at Silo Hill Park with new equipment consistent with ADA and National Program for Playground Safety standards.

In Frederick County, Thurmont will receive $23,417 to install bleachers and picnic tables at the 23-acre Thurmont Community Park. The town will also receive $13,430 for security fencing and picnic tables at the 32-acre Eyler Park.

Montgomery County will receive $329,000 to acquire 0.9 additional acres for the existing 10.8 acre Norbeck-Muncaster Mill Neighborhood Park. This purchase will allow for park expansion and will eliminate an in-holding of private property that is surrounded on all sides (except road frontage) by existing public parkland. The county will also receive $400,000 to increase the 292-acre Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park by 1 additional acre to allow for more recreation opportunities.

In Montgomery County, Rockville will receive $111,027 to replace a 21-year-old playground and install outdoor fitness stations, walking paths and a community garden within Legacy at Lincoln Park.

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