Starting Friday, you won't have to drive so far to experience the great outdoors.
Robert E. Lee Park hosts its grand reopening on Friday, following $6.1 million in renovations. Baltimore County signed a long-term lease with Baltimore City in 2009 for the 415-acre park just north of the city line. The renovations include a new pedestrian bridge from the Falls Road light rail station, erosion controls and a dog park.
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz will cut the ribbon on the park on Friday. As a councilman, Kamenetz once represented the area, and residents there credit him with helping to arrange the lease.
Saturday's events include a boat tour of Lake Roland, hiking tours, children's activities and music.
If you're bringing Fido, remember that memberships are required to use the dog park.