Baltimore County Purchases 110 Acre Plot For New Park In Windsor Mill
BALTIMORE COUNTY - On Monday, Baltimore County announced the purchase of a nearly 110-acre plot of land in Windsor Mill for the county’s newest park.
The 108.9-acre park, located in the 7800 block of Dogwood Road, will preserve approximately 100 acres of woodlands, as well as streams that flow into Dogwood Run, a Baltimore County Master Plan designated recreational greenway.
The numerous trails that run through the property, formerly used for hunting, will offer expanded opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and bird-watching.
“Baltimore County believes in the power of investing in the public spaces that bring our residents together and draw visitors from all over,” Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski said in a statement. “We thank the Department of Natural Resources for helping us to fund this important purchase, which will support the conservation of nearly 110 acres of woodlands and streams and create recreational opportunities for future generations to enjoy.”
The site was bought with $847,000 of grant funds from Maryland’s Program Open Space (POS). The purchase marks the Olszewski administration’s largest single land acquisition to date.
According to Recreation and Parks Acting Director Bob Smith, residents have frequently requested increased access to hiking and biking trails.
“The Department has frequently received public requests to increase access to hiking and biking trails. This 100-plus acre acquisition represents a first important step towards providing that needed and valuable access,” Smith said.