Harford County Executive Barry Glassman’s administration on Wednesday, May 11, rededicated the Broad Creek Boat Ramp in Darlington following enhancements to the ramp and parking area. Joining county officials in the rededication were the Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources and family members of the late Arthur “Whitey” Mansberger, who had been a devoted park volunteer for 60 years. The Broad Creek Boat Ramp is the only free public launch access to the Susquehanna River above the Conowingo Dam.
The $475,133 improvement project provided for ADA accessibility with car and trailer parking, and ADA access to the pier and kayak cradle. Improvements also included landscaping, storm drain repairs, and driveway area paving. Funding for the project was provided by Harford County government, the Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources Waterway Improvement Fund, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Sport Fish Restoration Program.