New Millie Bailey Park next to Whole Foods Opens tomorrow October 22 with official Ribbon Cutting!




From a press release:


County Executive Ball to Cut Ribbon on ‘Vivian C. Millie Bailey Neighborhood Square’

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – County Executive Calvin Ball will celebrate the ribbon cutting and official opening of the Vivian C. Millie Bailey Neighborhood Square in Downtown Columbia, named after World War II veteran and community leader Vivian ‘Millie’ Bailey, on Thursday, October 22 at 10:30 a.m. Ball will be joined by Millie Bailey, Howard Hughes Corporation CEO Greg Fitchett, Columbia Association President & CEO Milton Matthews, Howard County Veterans Foundation President Bob Gillette, and Recreation & Parks Director Raul Delerme.

“Ms. Mille has a spirit that defines the ‘greatest generation’ of Americans,” said Ball. “Since she settled in Howard County in 1970, she has become a well-respected community leader and jumped at the opportunity to give back. It is my hope that as our community enjoys this new park for many many years to come, we will always remember the spirit of service of Ms. Mille.”


Howard Hughes Corporation developed the park and are now signing over the property to the Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks. Per the Downtown Columbia Plan, the site will be available to all for purposes of assembly and public discourse.

WHAT:         Vivian C. Millie Bailey Neighborhood Square Ribbon Cutting       

WHEN:         Thursday, October 22, at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:       Lake Kittamaqundi, 10275 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044

WHO:           Calvin Ball, County Executive

                     Vivian ‘Millie’ Bailey, World War II Veteran

                     Raul Delerme, Director, Recreation & Parks

                     Greg Fitchett, CEO, Howard Hughes Corporation

                     Milton Matthews, President & CEO, Columbia Association

                     Bob Gillette, Howard County Veterans Foundation President

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