Long Range Development

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The following projects are contained within the adopted FY2020-2025 Capital Improvements Program (CIP), either under design and/or construction, with completion scheduled sometime in FY2023 through FY2025.

Othello Regional Park – Phase 2

Construction of the Phase I Development was initiated in FY2019. The Phase II Development project will focus on providing additional athletic fields and facilities/amenities to address sports and recreational needs of County residents. Potential new amenities could include shelters, trails, parking lots/roadways and a recreation center. Design is scheduled for FY2024.

Playground Replacement and Reconstruction

The Division of Parks and Recreation is currently evaluating the park systems' existing playgrounds to determine which areas have reached the end of their respective service life. The evaluation would also identify and address outdated playground equipment and any safety issues to park patrons. In addition to replacing equipment that will meet both the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) standards and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), playground surfacing will also be retrofitted with either bonded rubber for sites that are not within a floodplain or rubber interlocking tiles for sites that are. This project would identify and prioritize existing playgrounds and provide for the replacement of one or more per year. Costs would also include demolition of existing playgrounds, as well as any improvements, expansion, and/or repairs to playground curbing, and any surrounding walkway/trail connections. Design/build for this project is scheduled for FY2025.

Parks Systemic

This project anticipates future maintenance required for park components that have reached the end of their life cycle, including but not limited to: shelter roof replacements; fencing; repair and paving of parking lots and paths, including sidewalk and curb; replacement of park signage, security cameras, etc.

Bikeways / Trails Program

The Frederick County Bikeways and Trail Plan is in the process of being updated to assist County Staff in identifying and planning for sites and areas to develop potential trail corridors in the County. In this CIP request, the County will be scheduling alternating design and construction funding years from FY2020 to FY2023. Funding may be needed and used for potential trail acquisition or easements, as needed. County Staff will also look at utilizing 50/50 matching grants from the Federal Transportation Enhancement Grant Program (TEP) for eligible trail projects.