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UPDATE: $40K Secured Toward Indian Rock Trail Extension

Trails near Perry Hall High School could be improved within a year.

UPDATE (2 p.m.)—Up to $40,000 has been allocated toward the extension of trails at , a 16-acre wooded area adjacent to , announced Tuesday afternoon.

The State Highway Administration's Recreational Trails Program awarded a $30,000 grant toward the project. An additional $10,000 was added as a local match by the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks, according to Marks.

Marks hopes to develop a hiking and biking trail between and roads, where there is currently no "pedestrian link," he stated in a press release.

See plans for the trail in the article, .

The trail extension is in alignment with recommendations in the , Marks stated in a .

"At Silver Spring Road, the path would become part of the Northeast Trail, which is envisioned to stretch along Perry Hall Boulevard to Linover Park in Overlea," Marks stated.

Improvements are pending environmental analysis and community input, but could be completed within a year, he told Patch by email.

Tuesday's press release recognized state and state delegates , and as supporters of the trail improvements. It also recognized and the Department of Recreation and Parks for supporting the grant application.

"This is the sort of quality of life amenity that helps make Baltimore County such a great place to raise a family," Kamenetz stated in a county press release sent on Wednesday afternoon.

Would you use a hiking and biking trail in this area? Tell us in the comments.

Mike Lurz December 20, 2011 at 10:19 PM
Best news I've heard in a long time
David Marks December 20, 2011 at 10:57 PM
Mike, thank you very much. Our office worked on the grant application and I thank the support provided by my colleagues in the county and state governments. Just to be clear, this grant program only funds trail projects. The money can't be used for a school, for a Trader Joe's, or for any other project - only a trail.
Christie Pulvino December 21, 2011 at 01:38 AM
This really is great news and seems like it all came together quickly too. Our family loves this little trail and we are happy for an extension! Great job Councilman Marks.
Jason Danaher December 21, 2011 at 05:11 AM
One more thing to improve the area. Parks not only are great for people but great for home values
JB December 21, 2011 at 12:01 PM
Great job!
Roni December 21, 2011 at 12:47 PM
YAY! I also read something about trails in Northern Perry Hall. They were mentioned in the Senior Housing article. Can there be a post or article highlighting all the trails in Perry Hall. I'd love to learn where they are.
Paul W. Faya December 21, 2011 at 03:16 PM
CC, I am all for biking and hiking trails. How about Patch posting a map showing where all the trails are in the Perry Hall, Kingsville area.
Jeffrey Smith December 21, 2011 at 04:01 PM
Investments like this are just the sort of common-sense projects that state and local government should be promoting. Thanks, David for your work and promotion of this worthy initiative!!
Tim December 21, 2011 at 05:40 PM
Well done again, David!
David Marks December 22, 2011 at 01:53 AM
Thank you all very much!
Roni December 22, 2011 at 12:18 PM
Totally agree with Paul. Great addition to the patch! Emily - Is that possible? Being fairly new to the area I think I'm missing out!
amdactivist April 11, 2012 at 10:59 PM
who's doing the work? Just asking.. kamenentz has no problems allowing new americans to do the work that citizens won't do..

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