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Planning a new Patapsco Regional Greenway trail segment in Baltimore County

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BALTIMORE, MD (Wednesday, March 1, 2023) – Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) is seeking comments on plans for a six-mile trail connecting the Guinness Open Gate Brewery to Southwest Area Park in Baltimore County. A comment period on the plans will close on March 30, 2023 and include a public meeting at the Halethorpe Community Center on March 14.

The segment will be part of the Patapsco Regional Greenway (PRG), an envisioned 40-mile shared-use trail connecting Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to Sykesville in Carroll County along the Patapsco Valley. To date, over 12 miles of the PRG are complete.

BMC is set to complete a 30 percent design plan for the six-mile Guinness to Southwest segment later this year. Working with Baltimore County, BMC will review comments on four alternatives for the trail and identify a preferred alignment. This preferred alignment will be finalized after additional public review, and the resulting 30 percent design plan will carry the project to final design and construction.

Four proposed routes for the trail segment.
Members of the public are welcome to weigh in on four proposed routes for the segment of trail connecting the Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Southwest Area Park.

Learn more about the project details at

Members of the public are encouraged to share comments on the proposed alternatives by Thursday, March 30. Anyone wishing to discuss the project in more detail is welcome to join a public meeting at the Halethorpe Community Center on March 14 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Those who cannot attend can view materials from the meeting at

Ways to comment include:



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