Baltimore County will tap donations from the Baltimore Ravens and a prominent local developer to build two new artificial turf fields in Towson, a community where families have complained recently that recreational space is scarce.

Artificial turf fields will be installed in the stadiums at Towson High School and the Carver Center for Arts and Technology. In addition, the county also will tear up the concrete Patriot Plaza outside the Circuit Courthouse to turn it into a green, passive park.

The projects will cost $4.6 million, paid through a combination of tax dollars and private donations — including from a developer who has a major project under county review.

Caves Valley Partners, which is developing the 1 million-square-foot, mixed-use Towson Row project on York Road, will chip in $200,000 toward the artificial turf fields.

(Original article on Baltimore Sun website has been deleted): Towson to get 2 artificial turf fields, new urban park – Baltimore Sun.