Indian Rock Park Receives $30K Boost Toward Completion

The Maryland State Highway Administration awarded a grant to the Perry Hall park along Ebenezer Road.

Major improvements are coming to a low-profile wooded area and incomplete trail off Ebenezer Road. 

County Councilman David Marks—who has worked with the Perry Hall Improvement Association to improve the 16-acre Indian Rock Park since 2009—announced that the Maryland State Highway Administration's Recreational Trails Program had awarded an additional $30,000 toward the park. 

The same program awarded its first  last year. Baltimore County also announced a $10,000 match at that time. 

Improvements are planned in two phases. First, a 6-foot wide asphalt trail will be added from Ebenezer Road, near Perry Hall High School, to a smaller existing trail. Second, an additional 1,700 feet of trail is planned to connect the perimeter of the high school's campus with the Village of Silver Hall neighborhood. 

A community meeting was held in June to review the planned extension with neighbors. 

"With this combined funding, I hope that construction of both phases could begin as soon as weather permits," according to Marks. 

The grant application process was a joint effort of Marks' office and the office of County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. Members of the local state delegation also supported the grant. 

"I thank County Executive Kamenetz for working with me to advance the Indian Rock Park trail, and I thank Senator Klausmeier and Delegates Boteler, Bromwell, and Cluster for their letters of support," Marks stated. 

Do you plan to use the extended trail? Share your favorite walking areas in the comments.

mike gardiner November 21, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Also, thanks to all the other elected officials for getting this park bought by the County. These include former Councilman Vince Gardina and Sen. Kathy Klausmeier, who both supported funding to buy the land from developers who planned to build townhouses there in 1998.
David Marks November 22, 2012 at 12:51 PM
As well as Delegates Jim Ports and Al Redmer, the Republicans who served with them at the time.


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