Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce announced new park and recreation updates Tuesday morning that they say will make an impact to the community this upcoming summer.
The Goldie-Gibbons Dog Park and W. Randy Smith Center are currently being built in the north and south ends of Berkeley County alongside many other projects. However, according to Parks and Rec Director Steve Catlett, his biggest concern is finding funds to expand the park systems.
“Berkeley County is the fastest growing county in West Virginia, and for the size of county we are now, we’re way behind in terms of acreage and facilities to our public park systems.” said Catlett. “The whole key is to identify funding to address that issue and to make more facilities, build more facilities and take care of them.”
Berkeley County’s Park and Recreation operates 18 parks, adding up to 400 acres in throughout county.