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Council to Request Funds in Proposed M-NCPPC FY ’23 budget

At next week’s meeting, the City Council will send a letter to Prince George’s County Council requests regarding the proposed FY23 M-NCPPC budget.

M-NCPPC facilities and programs are extremely important for our residents. The City has partnered with the Commission on many projects and services, such as the shared use of our Youth, Family, and Senior Services facility and funding M-NCPPC provides for senior services.

The requests include:

(a) For several years the City has requested M-NCPPC fund a pedestrian bridge from the Paint Branch Playground to the trail on the western side of the river. This
small connection will greatly enhance access to the playground and frisbee golf course, the Aviation Museum, the tennis facility, and other amenities. Unfortunately, there has not been any money included in the budget for this project. The Council requests that M-NCPPC include capital funding for the north College Park Community Center in anticipation of the completion of the feasibility study this fall.

(b) The Council requests that M-NCPPC fund needed renovation and equipment replacement for the Hollywood Park, the Lakeland playground, and the Paint Branch
community center.

(c) M-NCPPC has funded nice improvements to the College Park Woods playground, but the gazebo is not ADA accessible, and we request funding for
that work.

(d) The City is fortunate to have many M-NCPPC trails used by residents for recreation and commuting. The Council requests that M-NCPPC fund trail lighting in high traffic areas of the trail system in College Park, particularly the Paint Branch Trail north of MD 193.

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