Public Works Board Approves Open Space Program Funding for City of Baltimore

Public Works Board Approves Open Space Program Funding for City of Baltimore

Over $20 million for Baltimore City outdoor recreation this year

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The Board of Public Works today unanimously approved 11 open space projects from the program totaling $6.3 million in grants for the City of Baltimore. These projects include new facilities and upgrades to existing park facilities throughout the city. In January, the board approved funding of approximately $4 million in Open Space Program grants provided by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for the City of Baltimore.

In total, Gov. Larry Hogan’s fiscal year 2022 budget included $4.2 million through the Open Space Local program and $6 million in direct grants to the City of Baltimore for its park projects. Additionally, the City of Baltimore is receiving $10 million through the Local Parks and Playgrounds Infrastructure program.

“Ensuring that all Marylanders have adequate access to parks and outdoor recreation is a priority for our department,” said Maryland DNR Secretary Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio. “These projects to expand and support recreation and park facilities in the city of Baltimore exemplify the principles and goals of the Open Space program. We are thrilled to partner with the city and support these investments for Baltimore residents and visitors. »

Open Space Program funding for the City of Baltimore in fiscal year 2022 includes:

Baltimore Park System direct grant for fiscal year 2022 for general operations and maintenance – $3.1 million

Bocek Park Sports Center – $600,000

Cab Calloway Legends Square Park – $250,000

Chick Webb Recreation Center – Indoor Pool – $1,967,000

City Springs Park Improvements – Field House – $700,000

Clifton Park Maintenance Facility – $550,000

DeWees Park Improvements – $250,000

Farring Baybrook parking lot – $150,000

Federal Hill Slope Stabilization Phase 2 – $350,000

Druid Hill Park Reservoir Upgrades – Phase I – $400,000

Gwynns Falls Sports Field Renovation – $300,000

Morrell Park Improvements – Field House – $419,341

Patterson Park Sports Field Renovation – $350,000

Patterson Park Master Plan Implementation – Boat Lake – $300,000

Riverside Athletic Field House – $564,000

Established in 1969, the Open Space program symbolizes Maryland’s long-term commitment to conserving our natural resources while providing exceptional outdoor recreation opportunities for our citizens. as well as visitors. Today, more than 6,700 parks and conservation areas projects have received grants from the Open Space Local program.

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