Leonardtown, MD – What better way to kick off the upcoming summer season than with a ribbon cutting for a cool, new playground?  This one has it all!

The new playground at Fifth District Park in Mechanicsville includes play areas for children ages 2 – 5 and 5 – 12; rubber safety surfacing and is fully ADA compliant.  The park is located at  37880 New Market Turner Road in Mechanicsville.

“We hope that families will join us at the park for the ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 1:00 p.m.” stated Arthur Shepherd, Director of Recreation and Parks.  “The new playground has many inviting and physically challenging features including various climbing structures.  Children will surely spend countless hours enjoying the new facility, which has a more modern “vibe” than playgrounds at other county parks.”

The cost for the project was $200,000. Funding was provided by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and Maryland’s Program Open Space.

Any questions or comments regarding this project or ceremony should be directed to the St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks at 301-475-4200, ext. *1811.