Pavilion installed at Shamrock Park, equipment improved

The new pavilion in Bel Air’s Shamrock Park, donated by the Bel Air Lions with help from the Greater Bel Air Community Foundation, was dedicated late last month.

Improvements were made to the park equipment as part of the project.

The Greater Bel Air Community Foundation (GBACF) recently made a $1,000 donation to the Bel Air Lions to support the ongoing efforts to make improvements to the Shamrock Park Playground pavilion.

Susan Burdette, chair of the Bel Air Board of Town Commissioners, presented a proclamation on behalf of the town commissioners to the Lions on June 21.

“The citizens of the Town of Bel Air and the Bel Air Board of Town Commissioners earnestly express our appreciation to the Bel Air Lions for their contributions to Shamrock Park,” Burdette said.

Robert Andrews, Harford County economic development administrator, presented a citation from Harford County Executive Barry Glassman “in recognition of the joyous occasion of the Shamrock Park Pavilion ribbon cutting. Congratulations and Best Wishes on your 75th anniversary.” “

Last fall, the Bel Air Lions donated money to the Town of Bel Air to construct a new shelter/pavilion at the playground. The shelter was completed in February. The Lions then contracted with Pinehurst Landscaping to construct the paver floor at the structure.

The Greater Bel Air Foundation donation is intended to support this effort. There are additional plans by the Town/Lions to fully extend the paver sidewalks, improve the playground drainage and refurbish the Lions’ drinking fountain.

In early June, Bel Air High School Art Department volunteers and students painted the three animals (camel, gorilla, turtle) at the playground.

The town and Lions also plant to extend the paver sidewalks, improve the playground drainage and refurbish the Lions’ drinking fountain.

Shamrock Park is at the corner of Hickory Avenue and Lee Way, just north of Bel Air Town Hall.

The Greater Bel Air Community Foundation Inc. was founded in April of 1998 by local citizens and business people concerned about the welfare of the families and citizens of Bel Air, the community, its facilities, and the town.

The Foundation raises funds for capital improvement projects in the community. These primarily consist of the creation of or improvement to standing structures and/or permanent equipment as improvements to standing structures.

The Greater Bel Air Community Foundation has invested more than $880,946 in improvements in the greater Bel Air Community.

“We are honored to support the Bel Air Lions and the Town of Bel Air,” said William H. Cox, Jr., president of The Greater Bel Air Community Foundation Inc.

Additional information may be found at www.gbacf.org.

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