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05.25.12 Howard County to Officially Open Rockburn Skills Park June 2

May 25, 2012

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

Howard County to Officially Open Rockburn Skills Park June 2

First multi-use trail system of its kind on the East Coast


ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County’s Department of Recreation & Parks will cut the ribbon and officially open this one-of-a-kind trail system at Rockburn Branch Park. The Rockburn Skills Park for mountain bikers and trail runners was made possible thanks to a public-private partnership between county government, the Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts (MORE), the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), private donors and volunteers.

WHO: Ken Ulman, Howard County Executive
James Robey, Maryland State Senator
Guy Guzzone, Maryland State Delegate
Courtney Watson, Council Vice Chairperson
John Byrd, Director, Department of Recreation & Parks
Dave Ferraro, President, Mid Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts

WHAT: Official grand opening and ribbon cutting

WHEN: Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m.

WHERE: 6105 Rockburn Branch Park Road (west entrance), Elkridge

WHY: To celebrate the official opening of Howard County’s new trail system that features three courses for riders of varying skill levels, a rock-armored climbing trail and a pump track – all adjacent to Patapsco State Park’s trail system, considered one of the preeminent mountain biking destinations in the Mid-Atlantic region.