1:07 PM EDT, September 30, 2013
Baltimore County officials are scheduled to break ground Tuesday, Oct. 1, on the Gough Park on Honeygo Boulevard.
The 17-acre park will feature athletic fields, walking trails, a comfort station and pavilions.
Officials said development of the site is intended to address a shortage of playing fields in the Perry Hall area. The park is expected to be completed in about a year.
Last spring, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz included $5.6 million in the county budget to finish the park. The county bought the land in 2000.
In the spring, County Councilman David Marks, a Republican who lives in Perry Hall, touted the park as a way to provide "green space in a growing community."
The Perry Hall Recreation Council raised $1.5 million for the park, an effort Marks said at the time was essential in advancing the plans.
On Tuesday at 11:30 a.m., County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and members of the County Council will take part in the ceremony, and will be joined by County Recreation and Parks Director Barry Williams, Perry Hall Area Recreation Council members and others.
Gough Park is named for Harry Dorsey Gough, the founder of Perry Hall.
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