Phase II of construction begins at Utica District Park

The year-long project will create turf fields, hiking trails and park shelters

FREDERICK, Md. - One of Frederick’s largest parks will undergo year-long construction to create new athletic fields and playgrounds.

Dozens gathered at Utica District Park Wednesday afternoon to witnesses the ground-breaking ceremony for Phase II of the park project.

Construction will begin Monday with a focus on constructing necessary roadways to access the back end of the park.

Officials say the $10 million project will create two turf athletic fields, a mile-and-a-half of trails and four additional shelters.

"At Parks and Recreation, we are booking our shelters online all the time and see a constant desire and demand for them. Adding four more shelters to that whole mix is just going to increase the traffic in this park," explained director for the Frederick County Parks & Recreation, Jeremy Kortright.  

The park is expected to open in the fall of 2019.

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