Board of Public Works Approves More Community Parks & Playgrounds Funding
Governor Hogan’s Budget Supports Outdoor Access Across Maryland
The Board of Public Works today approved Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) request to fund a second group of Community Parks & Playgrounds Program for Fiscal Year 2023. The Board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Dereck E. Davis, and Comptroller Peter Franchot.
Overall, Governor Larry Hogan included $5 million to 39 local projects statewide, providing greater access to outdoor recreation for all Marylanders. The Board of Public Works has approved 18 projects in August, including four today, and previously approved 16 projects in July 2022. The Board will review the remaining funding items during the coming fiscal year.
Once the funding is released, DNR provides flexible grants to municipalities to rehabilitate, expand, or improve existing parks, create new parks, or purchase and install playground equipment.
Hillsboro Community Park gardens
Neighborhood community center park
Grasmere Pocket Park
Pittsville Town Park playground
Approved earlier this month:
Armory Field LED retrofit
Anne Arundel County
Truxtun Park basketball court renovation
Fourth Street Park rehabilitation Phase II
Ober Park basketball court
Christmas Tree Park playground equipment
Linear Park natural play and outdoor learning area
Grantsville Community Park basketball and volleyball lighting systems upgrade
Betterton Community Park
Prince George’s County
Glen Allen Park Playground
Lariscy Park – open air park
Frederick Richardson Memorial Park playground
Queen Anne’s County
Roosevelt Park walking path
Shafer Park path Phase IV and trail amenities
The Board of Public Works will review each funding item during the coming fiscal year, before the funds are released.
To date, more than $85 million in grant funding has been approved for over 846 park and playground projects since the program’s inception.
More information on the Community Parks & Playgrounds Program is available on the DNR website.