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Now Open: Chesapeake Sensory Plaza in Bel Air's Rockfield Park

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Posted at 9:27 AM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 09:30:22-04

BEL AIR, Md. — The Chesapeake Sensory Plaza in Bel Air's Rockfield Park is now open.

At 5,000 square feet, the interactive water-themed play area is patterned after the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and is designed to educate children and their families about bay conservation and environmental protection.

The hands-on water exhibit also includes a 60-foot-long channel system that follows the natural topography of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. It's designed to look as if you're viewing the watershed area from 30,000 feet above with forests, farmlands, urban, and suburban areas overhead.

A $150,000 grant from the American Water Charitable Foundation made the project possible along with donations from the Dresher Foundation, Greater Bel Air Community Foundation, Bel Air Rotary, Cultural Arts Commission, and Bel Air Recreation Committee.