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By Brent Jones and Baltimore Sun reporter | April 2, 2010
Councilman Carl Stokes called Friday for the city's comptroller to audit the Department of Recreation and Parks and to report the findings to the City Council in 90 to 120 days. Stokes was joined at the Ambrose Kennedy Pool and Playground, one of the city's pools set to close this summer season, by Councilman James B. Kraft and Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke. Stokes said he is convinced that there is "hidden money" in the parks department that could allow some recreation centers and pools set to close this summer to remain open.
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By Syreeta Swann | August 11, 2014
Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks has an excellent summer program with far better options than other government and privately operated camps in the region. Nonetheless, there are missed opportunities where the department can provide an exceptional service for children and parents, while providing experiences of a lifetime that create future leaders. The greatest missed opportunity for the department's summer program is limited scheduling for the most creative and educational programs.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
The City Council has rejected the mayor's plan to take money from the Department of Recreation and Parks budget to pay for two new highly touted prosecutor positions. Council members voted unanimously Monday to reject the mayor's proposal to use $100,000 earmarked for recreation centers to instead help fund the two prosecutors, who would work in the U.S. attorney's office in Baltimore. The mayor's office argued that the transfer was appropriate because the money was sitting unused.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2014
After years of demands by activists, Baltimore's Department of Recreation and Parks has finally been audited. The audit found the agency kept erroneous financial statements, confused revenue and expenses, and lacked procedures on how employees should handle cash. The agency "did not initially provide accurate financial statements," city auditor Robert L. McCarty told the Board of Estimates on Wednesday. The agency could not figure out why its records did not match city accounting and payroll numbers, he said, and later "developed separate financial statements.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | February 29, 2012
Funding for the Department of Recreation and Parks was a hot issue at City Hall on Wednesday - with the City Council president suggesting that police and other agencies transfer money to youth programs, an activist criticizing a proposal to hire a driver for the department and a councilman re-emphasizing the need for an audit of its books. Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young took the unusual step of suggesting at a public meeting that major city agencies, such as the Police Department, transfer 1 percent of their funds to the struggling department.
NEWS
May 8, 1994
The administrative headquarters of the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks will relocate to 1 Harry S. Truman Parkway, off Riva Road in Annapolis, as of tomorrow.The new mailing address will be P.O. Box 6675, Annapolis 21401.Information: 222-7300.
NEWS
December 27, 1998
The city Department of Recreation and Parks Project Reach One! Teach One! will stage the Ninth Annual Mayor's Holiday Basketball Tournament today through Wednesday at Lake Clifton-Eastern High School, 2801 St. Lo Drive.Basketball games will be played from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Wednesday, academic awards will be presented, based on students' last report cards. Admission is free.Project Reach One! Teach One! is designed to assist students with their studies during the holiday recess.Information: tournament coordinators Sherron Bogues and Anthony Lewis at 410-396-0848.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | October 28, 1993
Carroll Recreation and Parks Director Richard J. Soisson has recommended the appointments of four residents to three-year terms on the county Recreation and Parks board.They are:* Cliff Beck, chairman of Mount Airy's town recreation council.* Edward S. Calwell of the Westminster Recreation Council.* Carolyn A. Garber of Winfield, vice president of the Carroll Equestrian Council.* Ken Lawson of the Deer Park Recreation Council.Mr. Soisson said yesterday he submitted the names to the county commissioners.
NEWS
May 15, 1991
Russell Neal, who set up games and passed out balloons, lollipops and other treats for the Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks, died Monday at the Brighton Manor Nursing Home of complications from diabetes.Services for Mr. Neal, who was 65 and lived on Duvall Avenue, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Ames Memorial United Methodist Church, Baker and Carey streets.He was nicknamed "Ham" because of a childhood fondness for the food.He served in the Army in Europe and the Pacific during World War II.He is survived by two sons, William H. and Steven Neal, both of Baltimore; four daughters, Violetta Neal Leonard of Randallstown, Stephanie Neal of Towson, Janice Maith of Baltimore and Zelda Neal of New York City; two sisters, Martha McCready and Juanita Ross, both of Baltimore; and five grandchildren.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writer Ivan Penn contributed to this article | April 25, 1995
The 24,500-square-foot brick building with green trim and tinted windows has just what the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks needs: lots of space.After many years of tending to business in its Ellicott City headquarters and three branch offices around the county, the 25-year-old department has moved its headquarters and branches to one building at 7120 Oakland Mills Road in the Guilford community of East Columbia."We think we can deliver a better service by having everyone under the same roof," said Gary J. Arthur, the acting director of recreation and parks.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2014
John Patrick Cook, a consultant in health care sales who was active in Baltimore County recreation league soccer coaching, died Friday at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. The Towson resident was 44. Family members said Mr. Cook died of undetermined causes. Born in Racine, Wis., he was the son of Gene Paul Cook Jr., who worked in sales, and Colleen Majorano Cook, a homemaker. When he was 10, he moved with his family to Doylestown, Pa. He attended Kutz Elementary School and Holicong Junior High.
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | October 1, 2013
Skateboarding enthusiast Stephanie Murdock was 21 when she placed an ad in the Baltimore City Paper in 2004, looking for help in bringing a skate park to Hampden. "This is going to be easy," she thought. Nine years of hard work later, Murdock, now an aide to Baltimore City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, basked in accolades from a large crowd of skateboarders, parents and city officials - some of whom she said doubted she would succeed - at a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 1, behind Roosevelt Park, where a 5,000-square-foot concrete bowl for skateboarding was scheduled to be built starting the next day. Then, Murdock climbed into the seat of a Bobcat on the grassy site at 1221 W. 36th St. and dug up ceremonial dirt like a seasoned construction worker.
NEWS
September 23, 2013
On the face of it, you can hardly blame City Council members for voting unanimously last week to block Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's proposal to transfer $100,000 from the Department of Recreation and Parks to the State's Attorney's Office. The optics of taking money away from programs that help city young people stay out of trouble and giving it instead to an agency that puts them in jail were beyond awful. On top of that, many council members and their constituents were rightly taken aback by the idea the city would raid parks and recreation's piggy bank whenever it needs extra cash for other projects.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
The City Council has rejected the mayor's plan to take money from the Department of Recreation and Parks budget to pay for two new highly touted prosecutor positions. Council members voted unanimously Monday to reject the mayor's proposal to use $100,000 earmarked for recreation centers to instead help fund the two prosecutors, who would work in the U.S. attorney's office in Baltimore. The mayor's office argued that the transfer was appropriate because the money was sitting unused.
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By Jennifer Broadwater | June 11, 2013
Harford County residents have access to thousands of acres of local and state parklands, with attractions ranging from disc golf courses, equestrian and hiking trails and sports fields to boat launches, playgrounds and nature centers. TRAILS AND WALKWAYS Aberdeen Festival Park Howard & Franklin streets, Aberdeen Anita C. Leight Park 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon Bynum Run Pond 715 Churchville Road, Bel Air Cedar Lane Regional Park 1100 Cedar Lane, Bel Air Eden Mill Park & Nature Center 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville Forest Hill Recreation Complex 21 Rock Spring Church Road, Forest Hill Graybeal Fields 600 Red Pump Road, Bel Air Havre de Grace Promenade Yacht Basin to Lafayette Street, Havre de Grace Heavenly Waters 702 N. Tollgate Road, Bel Air Lake Serene at Edgewater Village Park Brookside Drive, Edgewater Village, Edgewood Liriodendron 502 W. Gordon St., Bel Air Ma & Pa Heritage Corridor Smith Lane to Williams Street, Bel Air Melrose Lane to Friends Park, Forest Hill Mariner Point Park 100 Kearney Drive, Joppa Robert Copenhaver Park 664 Trimble Road, Joppatowne Rockfield Park 501 Churchville Road, Bel Air Swan Harbor Farm 401 Oakington Road, Havre de Grace COUNTY PARKS A.B. Demarco Memorial Park Aberdeen Throughway, Aberdeen Aberdeen Family Swim Center Old Robin Hood Road, Aberdeen Aberdeen Festival Park Howard & Franklin streets,...
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Tim Wheeler | June 5, 2013
Baltimore's park system has slipped from 15th to 21st in an expanded ranking of open space in the nation's 50 largest cities with relatively low funding cited as a continuing problem. The nonprofit Trust for Public Land gave Baltimore's 4,905 acres of parks the same overall grade Wednesday as it had last year -- three out of a possible five "park benches," or stars, in its ParkScore rating system. But the city lost ground in the rankings because the trust added 10 new cities to its review of  municipal parks, several of which topped Baltimore, including Minneapolis, which came in #1, Omaha, Neb. (#11)
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | August 27, 2002
Douglas S. Tawney, retired director of the city's Department of Recreation and Parks who had been Memorial Stadium's first full-time manager, died of renal failure Friday at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 80 and lived in Towson. Mr. Tawney, whose city career spanned more than 40 years, was born and raised in Overlea. After graduating in 1939 from City College, he went to work as a clerk for the Park Police Division of the Department of Recreation and Parks. He was attending the Johns Hopkins University when he enlisted in the Army in 1942.
NEWS
May 22, 2013
I grew up in Dundalk and began my career in recreation, parks, and conservation with the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks. My career took me to Harford County and Los Angeles. I came home to Baltimore County in 1995 as the director of Recreation and Parks. Throughout my career, I worked with staff, elected officials, volunteers and numerous citizen organizations in the purchase and development of neighborhood, community and regional parks, and I do not understand how our current Baltimore County government can decide to sell off a major community park for development.
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | April 4, 2013
Baltimore City Councilman Nick Mosby said he is trying to set up a community meeting, possibly next week, to discuss the closing of the Roosevelt Park Recreation Center for up to a month to repair a broken water line. The city Department of Recreation and Parks closed the Roosevelt Park center at Falls Road and West 36th Street on March 28 after the kitchen drainage pipe broke, said spokeswoman Kia McLeod. A sign on the front door says, "Center closed until further notice due to mechanical repair emergencies.
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