Governor Ehrlich Announces BPW Approval of $36,000 in Program Open Space Funds for
Allocations benefit recreational facilities in Brunswick and Mount Airy
ANNAPOLIS, MD — Restating his commitment to improving recreational opportunities in Maryland’s counties, Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. today announced Board of Public Works approval of $36,000 in Program Open Space funds for facilities in Brunswick and Mount Airy in Frederick County.
“These funds will help Marylanders enjoy our great state’s outdoors,” said Governor Ehrlich. “Additionally, I am proud to support recreational projects that promote various forms of healthy and enjoyable exercise.”
For the City of Brunswick, the Board approved $22,500 for a skateboard park at the Brunswick Sports Complex. This addition will complement existing recreational facilities, which include a volleyball court, baseball field, and football field.
Today’s Program Open Space approvals also fund two projects in Mount Airy:
DNR’s Program Open Space is a nationally recognized program that provides funding for Maryland’s state and local parks and conservation areas. More than 4,500 county and municipal park and conservation projects have been completed through the program, improving the quality of life for millions of Marylanders.
- The Board approved $7,500 to restore and improve the basketball court in Prospect Park. The grant will fund resurfacing the court and replacing 150 feet of fencing.
- The Board approved $6,000 to add signs along a nature trail that begins at the East West Park. The plan calls for a main-entrance sign and trail signs that provide information about animal tracks, plants, and other matters of interest.