September 25, 2015

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz along with officials from the Department of Recreation and Parks and members of the Lake Roland Nature Council will break ground for the new Nature Center at Lake Roland.

This much anticipated addition to Lake Roland will provide year round education programming and meeting space. Plans for the center include classroom, educational and meeting space with audio/visual capabilities, and an expansive deck that provides a year round view of the Lake Roland dam.

Since Baltimore County entered into a formal agreement with the City to administer the park and re-opened it in 2011, the County has made considerable renovations and improvements. Several of the enhancements include:  a fenced area for the Paw Point Dog Park; a park access trail from the Light Rail Station; a new pavilion overlooking the dam; a small pedestrian bridge deck replacement; the Acorn Hill Playground – a natural playground with equipment; and staffing by Baltimore County Park rangers who educate park users and ensure safety.

Total cost for this project is $1.2 million, which includes $285,000 County funding, $200,000 in State capital grants, $375,000 from Program Open Space, and $340,000 in Nature Council fundraising.

Monday, September 28
12:30 p.m.

Lake Roland
1000 Lakeside Drive
Baltimore, MD  21210

Marjorie Hampson
410-887-4289, 410-812-5126
[email protected]