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Powhatan Park opens in Gwynn Oak, providing a community green space

Powhatan Park opens in Gwynn Oak, providing a community green space

The Powhatan Farms community in Gwynn Oak worked for more than a decade to reclaim a dead-end lot that had become a wild thicket of dead trees, vines and tall grass.

But before they could transform the space into a small community park, they had one major obstacle — a large abandoned semi truck.

“You want to talk about a job?” said Aaron Barnett, president of the Powhatan Farms Improvement Association. He pointed where the abandoned truck had sat unclaimed, while the community association fought for two years just to have it removed and worked since 2007 to acquire the land.

On Saturday, Barnett and other residents and members of NeighborSpace of Baltimore County, a land...

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