Weighing in on the 2022 land, parks and recreation preservation plan
HOWARD COUNTY, MD – At the Howard County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting on Wednesday evening, the county council agency, Agency Landscape + Planning, will present its strategy and progress in developing the County Land, Parks and Recreation Preservation Plan 2022. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the plan and share their personal experiences and needs with regard to UNHCRP programs and facilities . The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Sports Complex, 5001 Meadowbrook Lane in Ellicott City.
Produced every five years, the LPPRP guides the county on key issues, trends and plans for the management and improvement of its preserved public lands, facilities and programs. The LPPRP is the first step in receiving grants from the Open Space program, which has funded many of Howard County’s largest and most popular parks, including the recently opened “play-for-all” playground at Blandair. Park.
“Our county strives to provide the best parks, facilities and recreational opportunities for all members of our community,” said Calvin Ball, Howard County Manager. “This five-year plan is essential to establishing and preserving green spaces and ensuring our county has plenty of places for residents of all ages and abilities to enjoy the outdoors. Since the development of the last plan, we have opened a new all-terrain playground, created pickleball and pétanque courts, built a new cricket field, improved miles of public trails, and renovated Harriett Tubman School for more. make a new cultural center. During this period, we also acquired land and easements to preserve farms, expand greenways, expand existing parks and build new ones as well. ”
In addition to the September 22 meeting, the county will be hosting other in-person and virtual public engagement opportunities before the end of the calendar year to gather public feedback and provide updates on the plan.