After more than five years of planning and construction, Baltimore County will plant 93 native shade trees this fall to complete the last phase of Radebaugh Park.
“The trees will contribute to the beauty and pleasure experienced by people who use the park. As the trees grow, they will provide shade and cooling breezes,” said Carol Newill, a Green Towson Alliance member who helped lead the group’s efforts on the park.
The park, in Towson’s Aigburth Manor neighborhood, was designed by the alliance to accommodate people of all ages and physical abilities in neighborhoods around Knollwood, Towson Manor Village, Wiltondale, and downtown Towson, said Newill.
Families are already using the park, but a formal ribbon cutting to celebrate its completion will be delayed until spring to plant the additional trees, according to Baltimore County Councilman David Marks.
The trees are being planted as part of the county’s Urban Tree Expansion Program, which is part of the state’s Watershed Implementation Plan, an effort to reach pollution reduction goals for improving water quality in the Chesapeake Bay by 2025.