Cecil County is using Program Open Space funding to get a new park.
On Thursday, the County announced that it has signed a settlement agreement to take possession of the former Bittersweet Golf Course, located on Route 213, south of Elkton. The property was acquired through Maryland’s Program Open Space, which allocated $933,000 to Cecil County to take ownership and develop the land into a recreational park.
In the coming months, the Cecil County Department of Parks and Recreation will work to solicit public input and develop a portion of the 121-acre property into a walking park, along with other amenities.
County Executive Alan McCarthy stated:
We are very grateful and pleased to able to settle on this property through Program Open Space funding. The park will provide leisure and recreational activities for Cecil County residents and visitors. I am confident that our staff will maintain it and it will be a wonderful amenity for the community.