19 parks and playgrounds across Maryland receive grant funding


19 parks and playgrounds across Maryland have been awarded grants from the Department of Natural Resources. This year, the state is providing $2.5 million. 

The Town of Emmitsburg is one of their recipients for a disc golf course at the Emmitsburg Community Park. The state awarded Emmitsburg $14,000. 

The grants awarded provide money to rehabilitate, expand, or improve parks or even to create new ones. So far, the state program has funded more than 740 projects totaling more than $72 million.

“I use to play frisbee golf when I was young,” said Commissioner, Elizabeth Buckman. “I do not know if I will be doing that myself, but it is so nice to see the kids out and not playing the video games. So, Mayor Briggs did a really great job making things a lot more fun.”

Other towns that received state funding include the Town of Luke Inclusive Nature Playground in Allegany County ($200,000), Community Park in Frederick County ($200,000), and Leo Martin Memorial Park in Garrett County ($158,845).

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