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Projects would include indoor pools, soccer fields

October 19, 1997

The parks draft plan includes the following short- and medium-term projects:

* improved soccer fields at county schools.

* a basketball court at Doubs Woods.

* a paved parking lot at the Pinesburg softball complex.

* an entrance and an interpretive kiosk at the Mount Briar Wetland.

* a barn, pavilion, parking, access road and museum at the Agricultural Education Center.

* a tennis and basketball court at Chestnut Grove Park.

* restrooms and a recreation center at Martin L. "Marty" Snook Regional Park in Halfway.

* a soccer complex at a new Washington County regional park by 2003.

* an interpretive farm, park expansion, access improvements and wading pool at Williamsport's Byron Park.

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* dugouts, bleachers and playground improvements at Funkstown Park.

* additional land at Pangborn Park.

* development of the Fairgrounds, including softball fields.

* improvements to Hagerstown Municipal Stadium.

* tennis courts and improvements to the band shell and Mansion House at City Park.

* a restroom upgrade and new courts at Hager Park.

* additional land and a water slide at Potterfield Pool.

* an interpretive area at Hager House Park.

* expansion of and improvements to Boonsboro's Shafer Park.

* possible playground at Boonsboro's Kinsey Heights.

* tennis courts at Taylor Park in Keedysville.

* a ballfield, picnic area, tennis court and picnic pavilion at Sharpsburg Community Park.

* expansion of buffer areas at Pen Mar Park and on the Appalachian Trail. New pavilion and restrooms at Pen Mar Park.

* upgrade restrooms, water line, road, lighting at Smithsburg Lions Club Park.

* planning, design and construction of various park facilities at new Smithsburg Park.

* improve Widmyer Park pool in Hancock.

* playground at Hancock community center.

* additional land and baseball fields at Clear Spring County Park.

Longer term projects include:

* seating at the Arts Pavilion at Doubs Woods.

* indoor pools at Shafer Park in Boonsboro and Hagerstown Junior College.

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