Baltimore County Executive Announces $500K Gift from Baltimore Ravens for Destination Playground

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced this week that the Baltimore Ravens have committed $500K toward the construction of a new destination playground in Owings Mills.

The playground, to be situated in Northwest Regional Park, will be approximately .8 acres and will not replace the existing playground at the park. It will be located near the Lyons Mill Road entrance and feature a wheelchair accessible rubberized surface and a timed 40-yard dash, among other equipment and activity spaces.

From the Baltimore County news release:

“Access to high-quality recreational facilities contributes significantly to the overall quality of life in a community. This new playground will provide our children with a state of the art play space,” Olszewski said. “I am incredibly grateful to the Ravens organization for their generosity in supporting this project and the children of Baltimore County.”

“The Ravens are proud to support this project, because we believe in creating safe environments for children that not only provide fun experiences, but also keep them active,” team president Dick Cass stated. “As we strive to be a positive force in our community, we appreciate the commitment demonstrated by County Executive Olszewski, as we work together to expand meaningful opportunities for children in our region.”

The County is dedicating an additional $350K for the project, which means the gift from the Ravens at $500K exceeds the 50% match required by Program Open Space.