Baltimore / Martin, MD
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Oversight of the Lake Roland passed from Baltimore City to Baltimore County in 2009, and with the help of grant funds from both the State and County, significant improvements were made. The bridge leading into the Park was replaced; there is pedestrian access from the nearby Falls Road MTA parking lot via a boardwalk; the shoreline along the peninsula was strengthened; and a one acre off-leash dog park, Paw Point, was constructed. Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks also provides on-site staff from sunrise to sunset throughout the year.
On October 14, 2011, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz formally reopened the Park to the public.
A modern pavilion was constructed and County Executive Kevin Kamenetz returned to the Lake Roland for it’s dedication on September 27th, 2012.
Park improvements continued with the addition of Acorn Hill; a natural play area for children. On June 18, 2014 County Executive Kevin Kamenetz again presided at another ribbon cutting ceremony in the Park.
The most dramatic improvement in Lake Roland is the new Lake Roland Nature Center. At the groundbreaking ceremony on September 28, 2015 County Executive Kevin Kamenetz also announced that the park was being renamed Lake Roland.
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz presided over the ribbon cutting for the Lake Roland Nature Center on October 26, 2016.