Ongoing Park Projects
Currently seeking public comment
See here for any public input surveys pertaining to Parks and Recreation projects. Currently there are no active surveys.
Ward Farm Recreation Area
Phase I of Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park opened on March 8th, 2022. The first phase includes 3 sports fields, paved walking trails, observation pier and nature trails. A new restroom facility is currently under construction and is slated to open summer of 2022. A tot lot is in design phase and installation is proposed for 2022.
Future build outs at the park will include an overlook pavilion and nature center.
Keep your eye on this page for all and any new amenities coming to Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park.
Ward Farm Master Plan park development layout map.
Check Out the Ward Farm Construction Time Lapse Video
Ward Park Development Photos
Cove Point Park and Dominion Energy Regional Park
Cove Point Park is located at 750 Cove Point Road in Lusby. Dominion Energy Regional Park is located at 10495 S Solomons Island Road in Lusby. The future park property was previously used by Dominion Energy Cove Point during the liquefaction export expansion project. At the completion of the project in 2018, Dominion donated approximately 100 acres to the county to develop a regional park. Combined with an additional adjacent property owned by the County, the park totals 179 acres. Park design and initial construction will be funded in part through generous donations from Dominion Energy. The master planning process for the new park and updates to the existing Cove Point Park began in January 2019. Public meetings and online surveys were conducted in both May and October of 2019. On August 11, 2020 the BOCC adopted the Cove Point Park and Dominion Energy Regional Park Master Plan.
Parks & Recreation is currently working through the design for the first phase for Dominion Energy Regional Park. Construction may begin as early as fall 2022. The initial construction phase will include required park infrastructure, an entrance roadway and parking. First-phase construction is also expected to include some planned amenities such as community event space, playgrounds, a fitness challenge course, athletic fields (including one artificial turf field) and flex green space.
Dominion Energy Regional Park will be developed as a destination park appropriate for larger scale activities. Amenities will include tournament quality rectangular fields, a large recreation center, trails and paved paths, large picnic pavilions, event space, and an outdoor fitness center. Cove Point Park will remain a district park most appropriate for smaller scale activities while improving amenities available to all users. Upgrades to Cove Point Park include a small recreation center to replace Southern Community Center, upgraded areas for fields and courts, a trail system, and an expanded waterpark.
Dunkirk District Park
The new playground "Chesapeake Bay: Above and Below Water" opened in the fall of 2021. The second phase of advancements in the park, new tennis and pickleball courts, are on track to break ground for construction in the fall of 2022. The addition of a Splash Pad is proposed in the existing location of the tennis courts. Design of the Splash Pad is dependent on the tennis court project status. The current courts will remain open for use, until the new courts are completed and open for play.
See below for the new tennis facility site plan.
Breezy Point Beach & Campground
Breezy Point Beach & Campground is slated for an upcoming shoreline restoration project. This project will include removal of the current groins/breakwaters and installation of new off shore breakwaters that will protect the shoreline from a 100-year storm. These breakwaters will run parallel with the shoreline unlike the current system which has breakwaters that run perpendicular to the shore. In addition, upland grasses will be used to help the beach sand stability and provide a vegetative element to coincide with environmental sustainability and provide habitat for wildlife. Approximately 30 feet of additional beach (sand) will also be installed providing more recreational space along the shoreline. Parks & Recreation is working with Calvert County Soil Conservation on this project and $500,000 has been awarded as a no-interest loan from the State of Maryland to assist in project funding.
Chesapeake Hills Golf Course
The design phase of the Chesapeake Hills Golf Course Clubhouse is complete. Construction of the new facility will begin late summer/fall of 2022 as the budget allows.
In addition to the clubhouse project, CHGC has also seen some other changes in the last year.
- New restroom facilities were installed near hole # 12 and hole # 6.
- Phases 1 and 2 of the perimeter fencing project are now complete. Phase 3 is scheduled for Fiscal Year 2022.