Sykesville and the state will share the cost of building two playground areas in the town's Millard Cooper Park.
The state Office of Intergovernmental Relations awarded Sykesville a $44,000 grant last week. The grant requires a town match.
Plans call for construction next spring of two playground pads connected by a pathway. The project covers about 1 acre in the tree-lined park along Route 32 at Cooper Drive.
One play area will be for toddlers and the other will have more complex equipment for older children. Both playgrounds will be accessible to disabled children.
The work will include removing old equipment, grading and drainage improvements to the park.
"We have to tear down what is there and do drainage work before we can set up the playground," said Councilwoman Jeannette Nichols. "We expect to be asking for construction proposals soon."