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Worcester County Recreation and Parks is planning for a new building at Showell Park for concessions and restrooms

(Feb. 14, 2020) Showell Park at the western ends of Route 589 near Ocean Pines will receive an upgrade – a new concession stand and restrooms. The Worcester County Planning Commission gave its advisory comments for the preliminary construction and site plans during their meeting last Thursday.

According to Worcester County Parks and Recreation, the new construction will be a 24-foot by 30-foot building with an 18-foot by 20-foot covered porch seating area in the park. Additional sidewalks will be provided as well. 

The Worcester County Commissioners granted permission to bid for the design/build package on Jan. 10. The current budget has $200,000 set aside for the Showell project. The state’s Project Open Space will provide 90 percent reimbursement and a 10 percent match will be performed by in-house labor. 

Tom Perlozzo, director of recreation, parks, tourism and economic development, told the commissioners that this building would be centrally located next to Field Two. The old building could be used for general storage, he said.            

Elizabeth covers Worcester County issues for Ocean City Today. In 2018, she graduated from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa with a bachelor of arts. After graduation, Elizabeth spent a year with Lutheran Volunteer Corps in Wilmington, Delaware.

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