The town of Chesapeake City has been awarded a state Community Parks and Playgrounds Program totaling $115,995.
Port Deposit has received a grant of $42,489.
The Chesapeake City grant will be used to create a passive park that will include a public water view location and an access point to the Ben Cardin Canal Trail. The park is called Union Street Park.
Port Deposit will utilize their grant for improvements to the existing Main Street basketball court. Work will be done on the court, goals and benches.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources awarded 23 Community Parks and Playgrounds Program to municipalities across the state totaling $2.5 million. The money is used to create, enhance and renovate recreational facilities in towns.
Two Harford County towns have also received grants. Havre de Grace will expand their playground area in Tydings Park with a $264,407 grant and Aberdeen will add to their playground area at the Aberdeen Festival Park Playground with a $50,000 grant.
“The department program is so important to communities and municipalities across Maryland,” said Emily Wilson, Land Acquisition and Planning Director. “Our cities and towns really rely on this critical funding for needed recreational amenities designed to improve the quality of life of all our citizens and their neighborhoods.”
These approved projects were included in the Governor’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget.