Mechanicsville Fifth District Park gets new playground

Leonardtown, MD – Just in time for the upcoming summer season construction of a new playground at Fifth District Park in Mechanicsville has been completed and is open to the public.

Work on the project occurred between April 9 and 23.  The playground includes fun and challenging play areas for children ages 2 – 5 and 5 – 12.  It is fully ADA accessible and includes rubber surfacing for safety. The project was funded by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and Maryland’s Program Open Space. A public ribbon cutting ceremony to formally open the playground is scheduled for June 5.

“We sincerely hope that the public will enjoy this new addition at the heavily used Fifth District Park,” said Arthur Shepherd, Recreation and Parks Director. “This is another great example of the county’s continued partnership with Maryland’s Program Open space to provide necessary recreational facilities for our citizens.”

For more information regarding this or any other county park project, contact David Guyther, Parks Manager, at 301-475-4200, ext. *3570 or log on to the county’s website at


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