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Passive Neighborhood Park Adds Green Space to Greater Towson

Residents of Towson’s Aigburth Manor and surrounding communities can look forward to a new neighborhood park to enjoy by the end of this year. Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler hosted a groundbreaking celebration this morning that marked the start of construction of Radebaugh Park, located on Maryland Avenue, off of Burke Avenue.

“We are excited to be moving forward on Radebaugh Park, which will be an oasis of open space for people from the surrounding neighborhoods to relax and unwind,” Mohler said to an enthusiastic crowd of Towson residents who gathered for the event.

“This is the first new public park in eastern Towson in more than two decades, and it will provide green space in one of our most densely-populated areas,” said 5th District Councilman David Marks. “In addition to support from County Executive Mohler, our state legislators, and residents, I would like to acknowledge the work of our late County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. He kept his word, and the land was preserved.”

The park property is zoned residential, and the creation of this park prevents the development of the land. Radebaugh Park is a significant addition to the portfolio of green spaces and parkland in Towson, including the nearly complete redevelopment of Patriot Plaza, which will provide an attractive community venue for people to gather during the week and for special events. These two parks represent an investment of more than $7 million for new parks in greater Towson.

The 3.76-acre Radebaugh Park will be passive in nature, offering open space for neighborhood residents to enjoy as a place to walk, picnic and enjoy nature. The park includes a 2.36-acre parcel of land housing unused greenhouses, which Baltimore County purchased from Radebaugh Florist in the fall of 2016. Crews are demolishing the greenhouses and will grade and seed the area. The park’s projected completion date is this December.

The County purchased the property for $1.1 million, including local Program Open Space funds. In addition to the purchase price, the County worked with state legislators to secure $175,000 to assist with demolition of greenhouses on the land. The contractor is General Paving and the architect is Pennoni Associates.


Show Airs on Cable Channel 25 and Online

The latest edition of Baltimore County’s half-hour cable television public affairs show, “Hello Baltimore County,” features a one-on-one interview with Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler, and covers the importance of vaccines for everyone. The show debuts a new segment, "What’s Up Doc?," starring Baltimore County Director of Health and Human Services Gregory Wm. Branch, M.D., MBA, CPE, FACP.

Meet Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler – Don Mohler, elected by the County Council to complete the term of the late Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, discusses his priorities and goals for the County.

What’s Up Doc? – Baltimore County’s top doc, Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch and his staff highlight the importance and safety of vaccines for kids and adults.

Summer at the Park – Director of Recreation and Parks Barry F. Williams offers suggestions for summer fun for everyone.

You can also view the show on the County website’s Hello Baltimore County page. In addition to online access, the program runs several times per week on Cable Channel 25, in Baltimore County, at the following times:

Mondays: 1:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m.

Tuesdays: 12 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m.

Wednesdays: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 10 p.m.

Thursdays: 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 8 p.m.

Fridays: 11 a.m., 6 p.m.

Saturdays: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

Sundays: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:30 p.m.


By Michael Schneider, Baltimore County Recreation and Parks

For many of us, this time of the year inspires us to make promises for our health, happiness, family and our own well-being. Now’s the time to promise to take advantage of the nature, arts, athletic and fun programs at Baltimore County Recreation and Parks. Whether you’d like to try yoga, volunteer to restore a winter habitat, learn about the nighttime sky, or listen to live bluegrass music, there’s a nature or recreation center program for you.

On your mark, get set, start off the New Year with a promise of fun, health and happiness for 2018!

Monday, January 1

  • First Day Hike (registration required)    Lake Roland
  • First Day Yoga (registration required)   Lake Roland

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  • Speaker Series: “The Role of Connection to Nature on Psychological Well-Being and Spirituality” (reservations required)    Marshy Point Nature Center

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Programs are run by Baltimore County Recreation and Parks and Nature Council volunteers. Many programs are free, but some ask for a donation or have a small fee. Be sure to check the websites to confirm times and locations.

Just a reminder, our more than 200 beautiful Parks are open sunrise to sunset throughout the cool winter months.  Think of the invigorating walks, magnificent sites, and times to reflect as you hit the trails and visit our Nature CentersWhat an incredible way to spend a cool day.


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017