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Anne Arundel County’s Newest Park Welcomes Thousands During it’s First Weekend

Annapolis, MD (April 4, 2006) - Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens enthusiastically announced a great kickoff to the summer season at Fort Smallwood Park.

Park employees reported thousands passed through the gates on foot, by car and on bike during the weekend. Along with vehicle fees, forty-seven annual entry passes were sold and twenty-two lifetime senior citizen passes were issued.

"This is a spectacular site and will continue to serve all citizens of the region," said County Executive Owens. "I’m not surprised about the number of people that came to see the upgrades to the park over the weekend, and I’m sure those numbers will continue to grow," she added.

A 45-year agreement between Anne Arundel County and Baltimore City gives the County operational control and responsibility of the park, which includes playgrounds, picnic areas, fishing and pavilions. Fort Smallwood, located on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay offers visitors a panoramic view across its 100 acres of land.

The park is open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. everyday except Wednesday.

>> More information on Fort Smallwood Park and it’s amenities


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