Leonardtown, MD – Following nearly two months of construction, work is complete on the new Wieck playground at Robert Miedzinski Park. The new playground is set to reopen to the public on Saturday, August 25 at 10 a.m.

Anticipation has been building over the past several weeks as staff, parents and children have watched the construction of the new natural and fantasy-themed playground. Some of the new playground’s amenities include:  fully accessible rubber safety surfacing; a one-of-a-kind, three story climbing tower; six different types of swings, one of which includes a zip line experience; lots of natural shade areas and new fencing.

“We hope that all those “young at heart” and who love creative and imaginative play will join us at the new playground on August 25,” stated Arthur Shepherd, Recreation and Parks Director.

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County will preside over an official ribbon cutting ceremony at the new park on Tuesday, September 11, at 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend.

St. Mary’s County Recreation and Parks wishes to extend thanks to the following sponsors of the playground replacement project:  Commissioners of St. Mary’s County (for providing $200,000 in Capital Improvement funding); Maryland’s Community Parks and Playgrounds Program (for providing $200,000 in grant funding); the Town of Leonardtown (partnered with the county on the Community Parks & Playgrounds grant application); the Wieck Playground Committee (for countless hours of dedicated service and expertise) and citizens (for their valuable feedback and suggestions during the planning process).

The park is located at 23145 Leonard Hall Drive in Leonardtown. Questions or comments regarding this project or ribbon cutting ceremony should be directed to the St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks at 301-475-4200, ext. *1811.

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