Three local parks are among the 17 county parks that will see improvements and upgrades thanks to $12.3 million in state funding, secured with the help of the District 20 delegation, Montgomery Parks officials announced.
“Our recent Parks, Recreation and Open Space plan confirms that parks are a top priority for communities. The public depends upon us to deliver beautiful parks for exercising and recreating, socializing, and enjoying nature. Thanks to this support, we can deliver more projects by matching state funding with our own capital funding,” Mike Riley, director of Montgomery Parks, said in a press release.
Long Branch-Arliss Neighborhood Park at 8810 Garland Ave. will see the largest amenity with the addition of a skate park. Other parks that will receive improvements such as trail renovations, court conversions, water quality enhancements, and Americans with Disabilities Act improvements include:
- Long Branch Local Park, 8700 Piney Branch Rd.
- Rosemary Hills–Lyttonsville Local Park, 2450 Lyttonsville Rd.
According to officials, the Long Branch parks will undergo “a comprehensive approach to park improvements [including] new amenities, updating aging infrastructure, playground renovations, court upgrades, new plazas, and seating areas.”
In addition, Montgomery Parks also is planning a new bridge with environmental restoration for the Long Branch Trail at Clayborne Avenue.
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