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County Executive Leopold Thanks Board of Public Works for Approval of Program Open Space Projects

Includes turf field, improvements for Harmans and Fort Smallwood

Annapolis (February 18, 2009) - County Executive John R. Leopold today thanked the Board of Public Works for its approval of several Program Open Space projects in Anne Arundel County totaling nearly $6 million.

"Once again the Governor, Comptroller and Treasurer have approved crucial funding that will increase recreational opportunities for all Anne Arundel County citizens," County Executive Leopold said. "These projects add to our protected lands, improve our athletic fields and expand our South River Greenway."

The following items were approved by the Board of Public Works:

  • Chesapeake High Stadium Renovation - $692,000 for turf field.
  • Jug Bay Krause Property - $470,000 to add 4.5 acres to Jug Bay.
  • South River Greenway Poole Property - $1.3 million to add 66 acres for the South River Greenway.
  • Fort Smallwood-Weinberg Park Development - $436,000 for work related to restrooms, pathways and the Visitor’s Center at Fort Smallwood.
  • Jug Bay Shepherd Property - $1.8 million to add 140 acres adjacent to Jug Bay.
  • Harmans Park - $150,000 to add a children’s playground, picnic shelter and pathways, and renovate tennis and basketball courts.
  • South River Greenway Piera Property - $863,000 to add 67 acres to the Greenway.

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