The rolling hills of Ward farm will soon host baseball games, hikers and playing dogs. The project has been in the works for years, but today dozens of officials including State Senator Thomas Mike Miller were on hand to break ground on the project
The 200 acre farm was bought by the county from the Ward family. "They were unable to pay the estate taxes." Senator Miller went on to say, the county worried that developers would buy the land to build houses. The county worked with the state to raise the money to buy the property. It was a wonderful proposal."
The park will have baseball fields, mulipurpose fields and junior fields. Those will be located closer to Ward Road.
The farm and it's rolling hills make a beautiful place to take a nature walk. There will be more than 6 miles for walking, jogging and biking trails in the park.
The lakes on the property will host a boardwalk and places to fish. Calvert County Board of Commissioners, Evan K Slaughenhouopt, Jr thinks the lower area of the park "would be perfect for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts camping."