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03.07.12 County Executive Ken Ulman to Cut Ribbon and Officially Open Phase 1 of Blandair Park

March 7, 2012

Media Contacts: Kevin Enright, Director, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022
John R. Byrd, Director, Department of Recreation & Parks, 410-313-4640

County Executive Ken Ulman to Cut Ribbon and Officially Open Phase 1 of Blandair Park


ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Join County Executive Ken Ulman and the Department of Recreation & Parks for the official grand opening of Blandair Park, Phase 1. Phase 1 of the new park includes three lighted synthetic-turf multipurpose fields, bleachers, press boxes, a playground and parking lot. Future amenities for Phase 1 will include a pavilion and comfort station. The grand opening will also officially kick off the start of the Gary J. Arthur Memorial Lacrosse Tournament, a pre-season tournament for club/select lacrosse teams in the region. 

WHO: County Executive Ken Ulman
Mary Kay Sigaty, Council Chair
Calvin Ball, County Council Member
James Robey, Maryland State Senator
Guy Guzzone, Maryland State Delegate
Frank Turner, Maryland State Delegate
John Byrd, Director, Department of Recreation & Parks
Gary J. Arthur Memorial Tournament participants
Other elected officials and community leaders

WHAT: Official grand opening and ribbon cutting

WHEN: Saturday, March 17, 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: 5750 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia

WHY: To celebrate the official opening of Howard County’s newest park and kickoff the Gary J. Arthur Memorial Lacrosse Tournament, named in remembrance of the late director of Recreation & Parks