Retiring Baltimore County recreation leaders recognized

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Two retiring longtime Baltimore County recreation leaders were recognized on Wednesday. Shawn Sprole is retiring after 33 years with the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks and Ed Beranek is the longtime president of the White Marsh Recreation Council. Councilman David Marks presented citations to both men on Wednesday, June 21, 2023. Beranek was was instrumental in the […]

White Marsh Rec Council names 2023 Bryan Thomas Palmer Scholarship recipients

WHITE MARSH, MD—On Wednesday evening, the White Marsh Recreation Council presented four high school seniors with the 18th annual Bryan Thomas Palmer Scholarship. Each year, the WMRC awards scholarships to high school seniors who have volunteered their time. The Bryan Thomas Palmer Memorial Scholarship is awarded to qualified seniors through a competitive application process. The Bryan Palmer Foundation also contributes […]

Councilman Marks announces task force, community meeting to explore future of Gerst Road park site

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Tuesday announced the creation of a task force to recommend uses at the new 22-acre park property on Gerst Road, formerly known as the Bierman Farm. The task force will be led by Greg Heitner, the Fifth District representative to and chair of the Baltimore County Board of Recreation and Parks. Heitner lives […]

White Marsh Recreation Council leads volunteers in second day of cleanup in preparation for new park in Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—Volunteers were busy once again on Saturday morning. The White Marsh Recreation Council organized day two of cleanup at the Bierman property in preparation for a new park in Perry Hall.  The council agreed to this project during the negotiations between the property-owner and Baltimore County. On Saturday, a crew of volunteers cleared brush and barbed wire fencing from […]

Volunteers clean trash from site of future Perry Hall park

PERRY HALL, MD—Volunteers cleaned up trash along a local road this weekend. Volunteers from the White Marsh Recreation Council helped remove debris from the site of the future park along Gerst Road on Saturday morning, according to Councilman David Marks. Participants cleared 400 feet of barbed wire fencing and posts from the 22-acre property. The Bierman property will be the […]

Perry Hall school dedicates field to two former White Marsh Recreation Council baseball commissioners

PERRY HALL, MD—A Perry Hall school dedicated a field to two former White Marsh Recreation Council baseball commissioners on Saturday morning. Chapel Hill Elementary School posthumously dedicated Field #2 to Raymond “Butch” Winkler and Tim Sipes, according to Councilman David Marks. Butch Winkler passed away in January at the age of 81, while Tim Sipes passed away in 2016 at […]

White Marsh Recreation Council begins preparing Bierman property for new park in Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—Over the next four Saturdays in June, volunteers from the White Marsh Recreation Council will begin removing the fencing along the Bierman Farm on Gerst Road, preparing the property for its sale to Baltimore County for a new park. The council agreed to this project during the negotiations between the property-owner and Baltimore County. “We wanted to get […]

Councilman Marks: Funding secured to plan new park, improve turf fields and playgrounds

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Friday announced that funding has been included in the Fiscal Year 2022 budget proposal to plan for Perry Hall’s newest park and improve playgrounds and turf fields throughout northeastern Baltimore County. The budget includes $100,000 to plan for Perry Hall’s newest park at a 22-acre site on Gerst Road. The Baltimore County Council […]