Baltimore County to Convert 15-Acre Industrial Site to Public Park

Sparrows Point Park could include a renewable energy powered community center, synthetic turf field, 10,000-square foot playground, and public pier.

Baltimore County is poised to create its first new park in more than six years. The Olszewski administration is following through on its early actions working to secure funding and begin planning the project.

From the article:

“We’ve had more support, more funding and really more interest from [Olszewski’s] administration than we’ve ever had before in recent years — at least 10 years,” said Roslyn Johnson, director of the Baltimore County Recreation and Parks Department.

Olszewski, a Democrat who grew up in Dundalk, remembers hearing the blast furnace at the Bethlehem Steel mill, “knowing what that meant in terms of jobs and opportunity and seeing firsthand what happened when that … sound went away.”

“That was a passion and a priority of mine: Helping to breathe new life into that site,” he said.

Read coverage in the Baltimore Sun for more information.