A Letter from the Director – November 2022

We have exciting news.  You may have seen that there have been a lot of new projects getting started at MBCPR, and we want to share what is happening over the next several months.

But first, we have an improved website.  We wanted to make it easier to connect with us, and to be able to get the information you need more easily.  We will also be sharing information and updates on projects and programs here, as well as on social media.  Take a look around and let us know if you don’t see something that you need.  We want to make sure that you find it useful.

There have been several projects that have been announced in recent weeks.

  • Poor House Farm Park land expansion – The County Council purchased 70 acres to add to the north side of the park.  This will bring the total acreage to over 200 acres.  We are currently working on possibilities for this new area, including more trails, pavilions, opportunities along Tuscarora Creek, and more.
  • Spring Mills Park development – The County Council approved $350,000 for the creation of a 10-acre park just west of the Spring Mills/Rt 901 exit of I-81.  There will be a walking trail, playground, pavilion, restroom, and parking lot.
  • Nature Based Playground at Poor House – An area across from the lake and Tuscarora Creek has been cleared for the development of a play space that will have natural play elements, chainsaw carvings of woodland critters, and elements for kids to explore.

Lastly, we are close to sharing the MBPR Master Plan with the community.  The stakeholder group has been looking into the next 5-10 years, and how we prepare to meet the demands of our growing community.  They have based this on feedback from many of our park users and supporters.  We are looking forward to sharing this plan with you soon.

We will now be putting out these updates on these and other programs and projects regularly.  We will also be sharing news on social media and through the new blog post feature on the new website.  Let us know what you think about the changes.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Bob Williams, CPRP

Executive Director