Southern Frederick County Maryland has lacked an appropriately sized recreational facility to meet the demands of the population in the area and responding to this need the Frederick County Division of Parks and Recreation, in Partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, acquired a 214-acre piece of farmland on which they sited the new Othello Regional Park.

Named in honor of the representation of several thousand slaves who lived and labored in Frederick County – “Othello” was once a slave on the farmland owned by Maryland’s first Governor, William Lee – the park development includes multipurpose fields ball fields, walking trails, a playground, four picnic shelters, lighting, and more.

Over a period of 12 months, F&R was on site providing materials testing and inspections of soils, cast-in-place concrete and asphalt and base course. The park is opening in 2020.