NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Wednesday announced a series of recreation improvements funded in the Fiscal Year 2024 budget that will improve facilities from Middle River to Kingsville.
The budget includes $1.7 million to improve Marshy Point Nature Center. This project involves utilities upgrades and improvements to animal enclosures, program spaces, the pier and dock, and canoe storage building.
“Marshy Point is a gem in eastern Baltimore County,” said Councilman Marks. “It not only preserves a sensitive area of our waterfront, but also allows thousands of residents every year to enjoy this special place.”
Additionally, $3 million is budgeted to complete the new park at Days Cove; $2.8 billion to upgrade Mount Vista Park as a result of the transfer of state-owned property to Baltimore County; and $600,000 to design the new Gerst Road park site in Perry Hall.
About $250,000 is included to improve drainage at Miami Beach Park.
There are also numerous projects funded to improve school sites that are used by recreational groups. The budget includes $550,000 to improve lighting at the Middle River Middle School fields. Funding is included to upgrade multipurpose courts at Chapel Hill, Harford Hills, Kingsville, and Seven Oaks Elementary Schools, and the Loreley Community Center.
“The budget includes funding that will improve parks and recreation across Baltimore County,” Councilman Marks concluded. “Additionally, I continue to work to add new open space, including the C.P. Crane property in Bowleys Quarters.” Since taking office, Councilman Marks has advanced eleven new parks throughout the county.