Cecil's first County Executive Tari Moore, has said a lot of goodbyes lately.
One came last week, when members of the Cecil County Parks Board unveiled the new trail at Calvert Regional Park which is named for Moore.
Parks Board Chair Don Harmer said that the park is the work of many hands but Moore put the wheels in motion during her tenure. "It was part of her vision," said Harmer.
Moore was emotional as parks and recreation staff pulled the black drape from the sign.
"It's not often that I'm speechless but I certainly am now. This is so worth it. This was truly a team effort...It's a multi-year project," said Moore. She also said that the parks board members stuck their neck out to get it done.
Calvert Regional Park celebrated one year of operations on October 31. To date, four girls lacrosse tournaments have been held at the park, generating $75,000 in revenue. This does not include the local economic impact but local restaurants, hotels, and stores reported an increase in customer traffic during the times the tournaments were held.
All the county high schools have had a chance to play on the synthetic turf. The park is heavily used by runners, walkers, and joggers. The park also features a three court basketball area and a playground.
The playground features a 75 foot zipline and a spider climber.