Ribbon Cutting Planned to Open New Fields at Fifth District Park

May 29, 2015

seal-st-marys-209x194The public is invited to join the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and Department of Recreation and Parks staff for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to officially open three new athletic fields adjacent to Fifth District Park and the Lettie M. Dent Elementary School in Charlotte Hall.

“We hope citizens will join us at the park for the ceremony on Tuesday, June 9, 2014 at 1:30 P.M.” said Brian Loewe, Director of Recreation and Parks. “The new facilities will go a long way in meeting the field needs of the youth sports community in the northern end of the County.”

A shortage of practice fields in the Charlotte Hall area has been documented over the past several years. The three new fields, and the new paved pathway from existing parking at Fifth District Park, will provide much needed facilities and practice areas for youth football, lacrosse and soccer.

The project is an example of another successful partnership between the County and the St. Mary’s County Public Schools. A portion of the project was constructed on land leased from the Board of Education at Lettie M. Dent Elementary School.

The approximate project cost was $645,000. The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County provided the money to cover design and construction.

The park is located at 37880 New Market Turner Road, Mechanicsville, Maryland. Questions or comments regarding this project or ceremony should be directed to the St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks at (301) 475-4200 ext. 1811.