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Morgan County
Recreation Complex Taskforce


  • Preserving the County's beauty for the benefit of residents as well as tourists
  • Promoting the creation and protection of parks, open and natural spaces, and a variety of recreational and cultural facilities concomitant with new development
  • Encouraging and providing opportunities for active recreation to enhanbce physical futness and enable more people to enjoy what Morgan County has to offer

NOTICE: The July meeting will be on July 24th  at 7:00PM at the Rescue Squad Building.

Board of Directors

Aaron Close, President
Mark Rockwell, Vice President
Mike Burks, Treasurer
Dawn Beal, Secretary
Brad Close (Commission Representative)
Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Morgan County Rescue Squad. Meetings are open to the public.


These goals will be advanced by achieving the following objectives:
  • Encouraging the creation of neighborhood parks within developments, and the linking of open spaces among residential developments to create larger, contiguous undeveloped areas
  • Supporting acquisition of additional park land as well as rights of way for hiking and biking trails
  • Protecting existing sites and facilities such as the Widmeyer Running and Walking Track, the Observatory, and the Rt. 522 Ball Complex
  • Encouraging development of a countywide parks and recreation plan to assess future demand for various types of recreation (e.g. golf, swimming, bowling, a community recreation center with an indoor pool, and a separate, safe trail system for recreational ATV’s) and prioritize the identified needs
  • Supporting expansion of recreational activities along the county’s waterways
  • Encouraging local governments and the school system to coordinate sports activities to ensure efficient use of field space
  • Supporting completion of the community park and consideration of the creation of an interpretive center and trail system in Paw Paw
  • Supporting the Travel Berkeley Springs Convention and Visitors’ Bureau as a means of advancing tourism
  • Promoting the George Washington Heritage Trail through the Corridor Management Plan
  • Continuing to work with the National Park Service on completion of the C&O Canal trail
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