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26 Maryland Parks and Playgrounds Receive $2.5 Million in Funding

Now Accepting Grant Applications for Next Year

Photo of playgroundThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the awarding of 26 Community Parks and Playgrounds Program grants – totaling $2.5 million – to local municipalities across Maryland.

From new playground equipment in Bowie and softball field lights in Delmar to tennis court repairs in Friendsville and new basketball courts in Vienna, the program provides essential state funding for the creation, enhancement and renovation of local recreational amenities and facilities in Maryland’s incorporated cities and towns.

“Through this dedicated funding stream, Maryland’s communities and towns can build, maintain and upgrade local playgrounds and parks, improving the quality of life of children and families,” Maryland Natural Resources Secretary Mark Belton said. “The program enhances accessibility and outdoor recreation while encouraging youth to play outdoors.”

The following Community Parks and Playgrounds Program projects were included in Governor Larry Hogan’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget and will be presented to the Board of Public Works for approval:



Project Details



Town Park West Upgrades

Replace existing underutilized volleyball court with a basketball court.


Baltimore City

Playground Surfacing Improvements

Replace safety surface at two playgrounds



White Marsh Playground Replacement

Purchase and install new playground equipment and safety surfacing.



Burkittsville Memorial Park Improvements

Purchase and installation of playground equipment and safety surfacing.



Wharf Park Playground Improvements

Purchase and install playground equipment and safety surface.



Louisa d’Andelot Carpenter Park Improvements

Rehabilitate existing recreation area including: walking path, road and parking, half basketball court, pavilion, play equipment, park amenities and lighting.



Constitution Park Improvements

Construct improvements to existing marbles courts and renovate the restrooms and walking paths to enhance Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility.



Mason-Dixon Sports Complex – Lighting

Install stadium lighting for softball field.



Meadow Park Lighting Project

Upgrade 20+ year old lighting and electrical service to football field.


Frederick City

Stonegate Park Basketball Court Improvements

Renovate existing 20+ year old basketball court and purchase and install basketball goals.



Community Park Improvements

Repair the tennis court, upgrade the walking trail and install a picnic table and trash containers.



Glendening Park Improvements

Renovate restrooms and basketball court and construct an arboretum.



Martin Luther King Community Park Renovation Phase 2

Purchase and install new playground equipment, gazebo, game tables, outdoor exercise equipment, solar lighting and trash receptacles.



Goldsboro Community Park Improvements

Replace multipurpose court, fencing and pathways.



Hampstead Panther Park Basketball Court

Construction of a half basketball court and the purchase and installation of grills.



Picnic Pavilion at St. Paul Park

Purchase and install a new picnic shelter with two picnic tables, a trash/recycling station and grill.


La Plata

Tilghman Lake Exercise Stations

Purchase and install additional exercise stations around the lake.



Dolores R. Miller Park

Purchase and install new playground equipment and safety surfacing, gazebo, picnic tables, bike rack and signage to establish a new park.


North Beach

Callis Park Improvements

Purchase and install new playground equipment, benches, bike racks and other amenities.



Perryville Community Park Improvements

Resurface 20+ year old tennis and basketball courts. Pave 0.3 miles of trail in park.



James T. Wright Park Improvements

Construct pathways, additional parking and meditation areas and purchase and install instructional signs for existing exercise equipment.


Rock Hall

Town Ballfield – New Playground

Purchase and install a new playground and safety surface.



Wootton’s Mill Park Aintree Drive Playground

Purchase and install a new playground, picnic table, benches, trash cans and construct a new Americans with Disabilities Act accessible path.



Waterside Park Improvements

Construct a new multi-use playing field and a new 50 space parking lot.



Cherry Beach Area Pavilion Improvements

Replace pavilion roof and purchase and install benches and picnic tables.



Basketball Court and Playground

Pave existing basketball court and purchase and install 3 freestanding playground rockers.


The department is now accepting grant applications from cities and towns looking to enhance or rehabilitate local parks and playgrounds in their communities. Applications for Fiscal Year 2020 funding are due Aug. 15, 2018.