Park Acquisition

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Funding is programmed for each fiscal year to allow acreage recommended in the 2017 Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan to be acquired. An acquisition category has been established to permit acquisition of sites in priority areas based upon opportunities as they arise. Once an option to purchase is executed, a separate project can be created and the appropriate funds transferred.


Based on the Adopted Frederick county’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2025 Capital Improvements Program, the top priorities for acquiring park property include the following:

  • Emmitsburg / Thurmont Area Regional Park
  • New Market / Spring Ridge Area Community Park
  • Green Valley / Monrovia Area Community Park

Sites are tentatively named according to the area. A formal name will be determined during the master plan process.