As county workers prepare the new Radebaugh Neighborhood Park to open to the public in Towson in the summer, a group is launching to find funding for its amenities.
Friends of Radebaugh Neighborhood Park will hold its first meeting Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at the First Church of Christian Science, located at 1 Maryland Ave., according to Councilman David Marks.
Dr. Carol Newill, a retired medical doctor who has led a work group fighting for the park since 2015, said the meeting will mark the start of “Phase 2.”
Baltimore County Recreation and Parks director Barry Williams said at the park’s August groundbreaking that Newill’s environmental advocacy group, Green Towson Alliance, was instrumental in advocating for and planning the park.
The Friends group, Newill said, will coordinate “further planning and finding funding for amenities — for example bike racks, benches and shade trees.” The group also will be involved with continued maintenance of the park, organizing trash and safety patrols as well as community activities, Newill said.