The following update was shared by Carroll County Department of Recreation & Parks via email on February 26th:
Despite the challenges that have been presented by the winter weather, construction at the currently closed Hap Baker Firearms Facility is continuing and we would like to share the following updates:
- The 200-yard berm in the rifle range has been regraded and rebuilt, with the side berm elevated to exceed 8 feet, meeting the recently updated NRA range standards
- The pistol range has been lengthened from 17 to 25 yards and each stall now has its own lighting overhead
- The pistol range’s target retrieval system has been upgraded and each bench has been upgraded to an individual stall to protect shooters from casing discharge and reduce noise from neighboring shooters
- Construction of a new building at the range is underway that replaces the former construction trailer that had exceeded its useful lifespan.
Weather permitting, we are hoping to have the remaining work completed on or about March 22 and will be returning to our normal operating hours once the work has been finished.
We thank you for your patience and look forward to welcoming members and daily users back to the facility soon.
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