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City May Get State Funds for Duvall Field Reconstruction Project

I attended College Park’s annual legislative dinner last night to talk about the second phase of the Duvall field reconstruction project. The dinner was attended by a number of representatives from the County, State and the Federal government.
Duvall Field, the largest City-owned park, is located along Rhode Island Avenue between Delaware Place and Blackfoot Place.  It is a multi-use facility with playing fields for football, soccer and softball, a children’s playground, a concession/restroom building and on-site parking.  The College Park Boys and Girls Club and the community at large are the major users of this centrally located and highly visible park.
 
The City has had the goal of renovating this facility for many years, but the high costs and lack of City funding have delayed the full initiation of the project.  The first phase, a new concession/restroom building and surrounding recreation plaza, will be completed in spring 2017.  Remaining phases include major renovation and upgrades of all playing fields and lighting, and replacement of the playground equipment. 
Thanks to Senator Jim Rosapepe for agreeing to support our request for the State funding of the second phase of the project. We’re also seeking funds from other sources for the second phase.
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