The official ribbon cutting ceremony for Gateway Park was held at noon on Saturday, May 7. Chestertown’s newest park, formerly a truck storage yard, is located on upper High Street near the Morgnec Road traffic circle. After Mayor Cerino cut the ribbon, and before he joined the Bayside HOYAS for a game of basketball on the new court, he thanked the nonprofit group for agreeing to be citizen caretakers of the park.
Cerino also thanked the Town employees and current and former Council members whose years of planning and preparation had helped to transform the gravel lot into a recreational area featuring a basketball court, native landscaping, picnic tables and ADA-accessible trail. Funding for Gateway Park was provided by the Department of Natural Resources Community Parks & Playgrounds Program, Town of Chestertown, and Maryland Department of Transportation Bikeways Program.
Photos by Kees de Mooy