Sports-area construction is set for Friendship Park
County recreation and parks officials hope to start construction late this fall on improvements for approximately 40 acres of the 160-acre Friendship Park and be able to open some of the new facilities next spring.
Jack Keene, head of planning and construction for the department, recently told the BWI Neighbors Committee that the improvements, which include a miniature golf course, a driving range, group picnic areas and batting cages, are expected to cost between $700,000 and $800,000.
Privatization Plus, a Glen Burnie company, has been chosen by the county to develop the park, subject to approval from the Federal Aviation Administration. The agency must pass on the improvements because of the park's proximity to Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
Patrons using the new facilities would be charged a fee, while the pond and general picnic areas would remain open at no cost.
License plates stolen in Brooklyn Park
Sue Anne Singleton, 31, of the 5200 block of Wasena Avenue in Brooklyn Park told county police that someone stole the license plates from her van Friday.
Ms. Singleton said her 1976 Dodge van was parked in front of her home when both license plates were taken.
Vandal paints gold on Brooklyn Park car
Theresa M. Coulson, 23, of the first block of Wallace Avenue in Brooklyn Park, told county police that someone spray-painted her red 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier with gold paint during the night Thursday.
Police said they had no suspects.
Linthicum man finds car window broken
A Linthicum man reported that someone broke the rear driver's side window of his truck sometime between Thursday night and Friday
morning, county police said yesterday.
Steven A. Behringer, 31, of the 300 block of Benton Avenue said his 1989 Chevrolet truck was parked in front of his house when the damage occurred.