Kanode created a park endowment fund of $1 million.
Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner issued a press release Friday expressing her appreciation to Richard Kanode for the donation of over 180 acres of farmland along Stevens Road, in Thurmont, to Frederick County Government.
The land will be bequeathed by Mr. Kanode to be set apart as an agricultural and equestrian public park administered by the Frederick County Division of Parks and Recreation, officials said.
Gardner stated that Mr. Kanode also created a park endowment fund of $1 million through the Community Foundation of Frederick County for the operations and maintenance of the buildings and property in the farm.
“I am honored to accept this very generous gift of valuable farmland from Mr. Kanode that will benefit Frederick County residents for years to come, especially those who love agriculture and horses,” commented Executive Gardner. “His legacy will live on and contribute greatly toward the bright future of our community.”