Public hearing scheduled for sports complex coming to Ocean City


OCEAN CITY, Md. — The Worcester County Commissioners are considering purchasing land to develop a sports complex.

A public hearing for the complex will be held on Tuesday, April 19th at 6 PM in the Stephen Decatur High School auditorium. The proposal includes the purchase of 95.521 acres of property in the Berlin area. Officials say the land could be purchased using a portion of the proceeds from general obligation bond funds.

Ocean City and Worcester County would be collaborating on the project to purchase a premier indoor and outdoor athletic complex.

“This is an opportunity for county residents to speak in favor of a project that will benefit all Worcester County residents, visitors, and businesses. The proposed sports complex will provide the opportunity for all local children to play at a first-class facility. It is time for travel tournaments to take place in Worcester County instead of our local families having to travel over 150 miles away. Worcester County families need to attend the public hearing to support those Commissioners fighting for this project and the future. Together we can make Worcester County the Amateur Sports Capital of Maryland,” commented Mayor Rick Meehan.

Officials say the new complex will provide residents and guests with more recreational programming and event opportunities. Additional plans include walking trails, ponds, and parking. The complex will be an investment in the community, making Maryland’s Coast the amateur sports capital of the Mid-Atlantic.

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