Oversight of Lake Roland passed from Baltimore City to Baltimore County via a license agreement in 2009 with the help of grant funds from both the State and County. The Summer 2009 RRLRAIA Newsletter provides a comprehensive summary of the transfer and transformation. With these funds, significant improvements were made including the bridge leading into the Park was replaced, in addition to pedestrian access from the nearby Falls Road MTA parking lot via a boardwalk, the shoreline along the peninsula was strengthened, and a one acre off-leash dog park, Paw Point, was constructed, to name but a few of the improvements. Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks also provides on-site staff from sunrise to sunset throughout the year.
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Lake Roland Nature Council executive board member Jeffrey Budnitz
The improvements at Lake Roland have been a result of a long term positive working relationship between the Lake Roland Nature Council and Baltimore County Government, two organizations unified and aligned in the long term rehabilitation and success of Lake Roland for the benefit all patrons that visit and utilize the park for active and passive recreation.