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Montgomery Parks hosts virtual community meeting about Bethesda Market Park development

Home / Montgomery Parks hosts virtual community meeting about Bethesda Market Park development

 

WHEATON, Md. – Montgomery Parks is holding a virtual community meeting about the future of the Bethesda Market Park on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The future park site is adjacent to the Montgomery Farm Women’s Cooperative Market in downtown Bethesda. The two existing parking lots near the market will be repurposed into a large urban green space, suitable for social gatherings and planned activities for people of all ages.

What:    Bethesda Market Park Virtual Meeting

When:    Tuesday, June 18, 2024
               7:00-8:30 p.m.

Where:  Zoom: Virtual Meeting for Bethesda Market Park – Mocoparks.org/BMPZoom
              

During the online meeting, park designers will share a recommended concept plan based on community input from community meetings and an online survey during spring 2023.  

“We received a lot of great suggestions from the community about amenities for this park —including a stage, open spaces, a dog park, game area, and water features,” said Miti Figueredo, director of Montgomery Parks. “We’re excited about creating an engaging, beautiful, and active urban park that serves the Bethesda and Chevy Chase communities and park visitors from across the county.”

When completed, Bethesda Market Park will become one of the signature urban parks in Montgomery County. It will fulfill the vision of the Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan which was approved and adopted in 2017. It also meets the social, active, and environmental stewardship goals of Montgomery Parks’ 2022 Park Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan.

The Bethesda Market Park development is a public/private partnership between Montgomery Parks, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation, the Town of Chevy Chase, and Wisconsin Columbia Venture LLC., owners of the Bethesda Market project, co-developed by Bernstein Development Corporation and EYA Multifamily.

About Montgomery Parks     
Montgomery Parks manages more than 37,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 419 parks. Montgomery Parks is focused on promoting physical activity, social connectivity, and environmental stewardship, especially in diverse and urbanizing areas, with an emphasis on teens, working-age adults, and seniors. Montgomery Parks is a department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high-quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems. MontgomeryParks.org 

Accessibility    
Montgomery Parks, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Program Access Office at 301-495-2581 (Voice), MD Relay 7-1-1 or 800-552-7724 or ProgramAccess@MontgomeryParks.org to request a disability modification. Visit Montgomery Parks Accessibility for more information.  

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