Category Archives: open space

Councilman Marks’ Blog

Renovations Continue at Kingsville Park

This morning, I reviewed the progress of the renovations to Kingsville Park, a 23-acre park located at 11700 Franklinville Road in the far northeastern end of the Fifth District. We have been working with the Kingsville Recreation Council and the … Continue reading

Posted in Kingsville, open space | Comments Off

Towson Developments to Pay Higher Open Space Funding

On Monday night, the Baltimore County Council will vote on my resolution to modify the county’s open space fees. My constituents universally agree that if developers in Downtown Towson cannot meet the county’s open space requirements, they should pay some … Continue reading

Posted in open space | Comments Off

Time to Purchase the Radebaugh Property

In June, the County Executive’s office announced the pending purchase of a park site at the Radebaugh property in eastern Towson.   The retail shop would remain, and Baltimore County would redevelop the site into a new community park. At the time,  I … Continue reading

Posted in Aigburth Manor, Burkleigh Square, East Towson, open space, Towson Manor Village | Comments Off

Our Plan for a Greener Towson

Since taking office, our office has worked across party lines to make Towson a model for sustainability.  Now, it is time to take Towson to a new level.  Our Plan for a Greener Towson will provide the resources to create and … Continue reading

Posted in NeighborSpace, open space, Patriot Plaza, Towson Circulator, West Towson | Comments Off

With Radebaugh Property, Seven New Parks in Our District

Friday’s announcement that Baltimore County will purchase part of the Radebaugh property is terrific news for the Towson community.  Our office had been working with the County Executive’s office on this project for several months. Once the property is “greened,” it will provide … Continue reading

Posted in Aigburth Manor, Angel Park, Burkleigh Square, dog park, Downtown Towson, Gough Park, open space, Patriot Plaza, Ridgely Manor, Soukup Park, Towson Manor Village | Comments Off

Increasing Open Space in our Communities

Over the past 20 years, I have worked very hard to expand and improve the open space in our communities.  As President of the Perry Hall Improvement Association, I worked with other leaders to protect the land that subsequently became Indian … Continue reading

Posted in Downtown Towson, Gough Park, Indian Rock Park, NeighborSpace, open space, Ridgely Manor, Soukup Park | Comments Off

Ridgely Manor Park Opens, First New Park in Loch Raven in a Half-Century

Labor Day Weekend was especially eventful for residents of the Ridgely Manor community as we opened the first new park along the Loch Raven Boulevard corridor in more than a half-century. Ridgely Manor Park is a two-acre property at Yakona and Naturo … Continue reading

Posted in Hess, NeighborSpace, open space, Ridgely Manor, Yakona | Comments Off

Work Begins on Perry Hall’s Soukup Park and Arena

On March 29, I was honored to participate in the groundbreaking for Soukup Park and Arena, a new community center that will be built east of Honeygo Boulevard at Joppa Road.  Despite the bad weather, more than 80 people gathered … Continue reading

Posted in open space, Perry Hall, recreation, Soukup, Soukup Park | Comments Off

New Perry Hall Park Names Reflect Local History

At its meeting on January 21, the Baltimore County Council will consider legislation I am sponsoring to designate three new parks in honor of figures important to Perry Hall history. The future 20-acre park site northwest of Joppa and Chapel … Continue reading

Posted in open space, Perry Hall, Soukup | Comments Off

$80,000 Pledged for New Perry Hall Creative Playground

The Baltimore County Savings Bank Foundation recently pledged $80,000 to kick off the campaign to build a new creative playground south of the Perry Hall library.   You can read the press release here. This is a terrific announcement.   Our office worked with … Continue reading

Posted in dog park, open space, Perry Hall, Perry Hall library, Perry Hall Mansion | Tagged | Comments Off