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Governor Ehrlich Announces BPW Approval of $1 Million in Program Open Space Funds for Montgomery County
New neighborhood park in Rockville to be developed
ANNAPOLIS, MD — Reaffirming his support for county park projects, Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. today announced Board of Public Works approval of $1,018,652 in Program Open Space funds for Montgomery County.
“I believe a fine neighborhood park immensely enriches a community’s quality of life,” said Governor Ehrlich. “When fully developed, King Farm Park will benefit an estimated 10,000 residents.”
The Board approved $1,018,652 to fund the first phase of development of the 28-acre King Farm Park in Rockville. Bordered by Gaither Road, Piccard Drive, and Pleasant Road, the park is within easy walking distance of many of the residences existing in or planned for the area. This stage of development includes erosion and sediment controls, grading, landscaping, and the construction of water lines, roads, parking facilities, walkways, a playground, a picnic area, and a dog park.
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 4,600 county and municipal park and conservation projects have been completed through the program, improving the quality of life for millions of Marylanders.
March 16, 2005
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