Bierman Farm Confirmed As Perry Hall's Newest Park, Public Input Requested


The 22-acre site on Gerst Road. (Credit: Baltimore County Councilman David Marks/ Facebook)

PERRY HALL - The historic 22-acre Bierman farm will be transformed into Perry Hall's newest public park.

The decision, announced by Councilman David Marks on Wednesday, is part of an initiative to expand green spaces in the White Marsh and Middle River areas.

Baltimore County's Department of Recreation and Parks will conduct a virtual public meeting on Thursday, August 24, at 6:30 p.m. to gather public suggestions on potential uses for the new park.

Councilman Marks stated that no concrete plans have been set for the site's development but referred to a 2018 workgroup recommendation that the area might be suitable for walking trails and passive recreational space.

The land, situated on Gerst Road near New Gerst Lane, was purchased by Baltimore County in 2021 for $3.07 million. The acquisition was made possible through a grant from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources' Program Open Space.

The site has long sat abandoned, housing a deteriorating community hall and other structures, which had become hotspots for loitering and vandalism.

“I am committed to expanding our park system,” Marks said, emphasizing the importance of preserving green spaces for both local wildlife and the broader community. He noted that parks are essential for local recreational and garden programs.

In April, the county initiated steps to repurpose the site into a park. These measures included asbestos abatement, demolition of the existing structures, and backfilling and grading.

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