Park plan to be developed for land purchased in 1985

March 26, 1996

More than 11 years after Anne Arundel County bought a 341-acre parcel on Chesapeake Bay in Mayo to save it from development, the Department of Recreation and Parks is to begin planning a park on the property.

Department officials met in January with architecture students at Anne Arundel Community College to ask them for proposals to reuse beach pavilions left over from its time as a resort. They expect the recommendations within two weeks, then will appoint a citizens' advisory panel to help draft a master plan.

The county bought the property, operated until the early 1960s as Beverly and Triton beaches, in 1985 from a New York firm.

The land has 5,800 feet of bay front and has been identified as a historic waterfowl staging and conservation area by the state Department of Natural Resources.

It has been untouched since the county bought it.

Pub Date: 3/26/96

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