The community is invited to join Ward 3 Councilman Bob Coffin for a ribbon-cutting and re-opening of the Huntridge Circle Park playground at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. The reconstructed playground features resilient rubber surfacing, new shaded play structures for ages 2-5 and 5-12, new benches, nighttime lighting and more. Two raised community planters also have been added for community gardening use. Refreshments will be offered while supplies last. Huntridge Circle Park is located at 1251 S. Maryland Parkway, between the northbound and southbound lanes.
“I encourage the community to bring their families and come enjoy these new park improvements,” Councilman Coffin said. “As always, everyone should use the crosswalk and be careful crossing Maryland Parkway.”
There is limited vehicle parking at the park. Parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood streets, but motorists should be careful not to block driveways.
The $232,000 cost of the improvements was paid primarily with Residential Construction Tax funds. According to state law, Residential Construction Tax funds may only be used for the acquisition, improvement and expansion of neighborhood parks. Money in the fund must be expended for the benefit of the neighborhood from which it was collected.