Parks and recreation budget passed

April 10, 1998|By STEVEN T. DENNIS

The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a $500,000 budget for Program Open Space funds for the next budget year, which starts July 1.

The commissioners asked for no changes in the budget recommended by the Parks and Recreation Board.

Most of the projects are funded with 90 percent money and 10 percent county funds.

The biggest winner was the Washington County Agricultural Education Center, which will receive $115,555 for various projects.

Development money:

County projects:

Washington County Agricultural Education Center, storm water pond, parking lot, pavilion, $115,555.

Chestnut Grove Park basketball, tennis courts, $33,333.

North County Park development of fields, $56,880.

Woodland Way Park playground equipment, $33,333.


Kemp's Mill softball fields and restrooms, $50,000.

Hancock's Widmyer Park swimming pool repair, landscaping, playground equipment - $22,665.

Hancock Community Park playground equipment - $17,000.

Williamsport's Byron Park parking lot for 75 vehicles - $40,000.

Veterans' Park development, Smithsburg - $10,000.

Hagerstown, City Park basketball court, $20,000.

Acquisition funds:

Hagerstown Fairgrounds, $70,000.

Byron Park expansion, Williamsport, $25,000.

Shafer Park expansion, Boonsboro, $30,000.

Rejected requests:

New gym for Hancock, $335,000.

Kirk Woods Park maintenance and landscaping, $41,000.

Veterans' Park improvements, Smithsburg, $413,261.

Byron Park expansion, $131,500.

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