Friday, April 1, 2022
Robert Sobus, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5
Baltimore County officers on Friday broke floor at Northwest Regional Park in Owings Mills for a Baltimore Ravens-themed playground.
A $500,000 contribution was made by the Ravens as a part of the NFL Play 60 initiative. The mission of the NFL Play 60 marketing campaign is to empower youths to be bodily lively and wholesome by encouraging children to get bodily lively for no less than 60 minutes a day, in response to its web site.
The play space will embrace a wheelchair-accessible rubberized floor, timed problem course with obstacles, synthetic turf 40-yard sprint, musical parts, customized climbing constructions and a towering play system with slides reaching greater than 17 toes tall. The playground shall be roughly 0.8 acres.
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski was on location for the announcement and mentioned the play space will carry happiness to children for years to return.
“Access to high-quality and safe recreational facilities is important for members of all communities, and this new destination playground promises to bring years of joy to children all over the region,” Olszewski mentioned in a information launch. “I am incredibly grateful to the Ravens organization for its generosity in supporting this project and the children of Baltimore County.”
The play space additionally obtained $350,000 in Program Open Space funding, $152,000 in Local Parks and Playground Infrastructure funding and $150,000 from the county.
“I am extremely ecstatic to have the Ravens Destination Playground in Owings Mills,” Baltimore County Council Chairman Julian Jones mentioned within the information launch. “I look forward to the joy, well-being, and physical fitness the playground will bring to people of all ages, especially children. I am confident that this playground will be an exciting and enjoyable destination for everyone in Baltimore County and surrounding areas.”
The play space is anticipated to be accomplished within the fall.
Thanks to a present from the @Ravens and Program Open Space funding from our state companions, we are going to create a really one-of-a-kind playground for our younger folks, together with a timed problem course with 14 obstacles and a synthetic turf 40-yard sprint.
— County Executive Johnny Olszewski (@BaltCoExec) April 1, 2022
— Ravens Community (@RavensCommunity) April 1, 2022