Ravens Play Area At Northwest Regional Park Opening Soon


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OWINGS MILLS - The 1.1 million dollar Ravens destination playground is scheduled to open this fall.

The new playground is located in Northwest Regional Park in Reisterstown, directly across from the Ravens training facility. The Baltimore Ravens have donated $500,000 towards the playground's construction as a part of the NFL's Play 60 Initiative.

State and County funds have contributed the remaining $652,000 needed for the project. $350,000 came from Program Open Space, $152,000 from Local Parks and Playground Infrastructure money, and $150,000 from the Baltimore County government.

As the park nears completion, its many amenities start taking shape. The 0.8-acre purple play area will feature a wheelchair-accessible rubberized surface and slides up to 17 feet tall.

In a press release, Baltimore County Council Chairman Julian Jones spoke highly of the project.

"I look forward to the joy, well-being, and physical fitness the playground will bring to people of all ages, especially children," he said. "I am confident that this playground will be an exciting and enjoyable destination for everyone in Baltimore County and surrounding areas."

In a statement released in march, Ravens president Dick Cass noted the importance of community projects.

"It is critical that we continue to identify opportunities that positively impact the well-being of children in our communities."

Northwest Regional Park already contains several play structures and other amenities. The new Ravens play area joins three lighted athletic fields, four baseball diamonds, three pavilions, and a community garden.

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