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Wheaton, Md. – Montgomery Parks, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, received $12.3 million in funding from the state of Maryland to be used towards 17 park projects, which might otherwise have been delayed or possibly canceled.
Projects range from the development of a new urban park to the creation of a new action sports park to new active recreation amenities and updating of aging playgrounds and infrastructure.
“We are so appreciative of the support from our state legislators and the funding that will go towards so many great park projects. Our recent Parks, Recreation and Open Space plan confirms that parks are a top priority for communities. The public depends upon us to deliver beautiful parks for exercising and recreating, socializing, and enjoying nature. Thanks to this support, we can deliver more projects by matching state funding with our own capital funding,” said Mike Riley, director of Montgomery Parks.
A complete list of park projects made possible by the recently secured state funds includes:
- A new 3.5-acre urban park in downtown Bethesda to be located on parts of Parking Lot District lots 10 and 24 as part of the Bethesda Market redevelopment
- A new action sports park which may include a regional-scale skate park, bicycle pump track, climbing wall, parkour/obstacle course, and bicycle skills area at Wheaton Regional Park
- New playground equipment and accessibility improvements at
- Greenwood Local Park
- Laytonsville Local Park
- McKnew Local Park
- Olney Family Neighborhood Park
- Olney Mill Neighborhood Park
- South Germantown Recreational Park
- New skate parks at
- Long Branch-Arliss Neighborhood Park
- Newport Mill Local Park
- Redeveloped adventure playground at South Germantown Recreational Park
- Park improvements including trail renovations, court conversions, water quality enhancements, and ADA improvements, at
- Long Branch Local Park
- Rosemary Hills – Lyttonsville Local Park
- Strathmore Local Park
- A comprehensive approach to park improvements in the Long Branch area will include new amenities, updating aging infrastructure, playground renovations, court upgrades, new plazas, and seating areas.
- A new and improved bridge on the Long Branch Trail at Clayborne Avenue with environmental restoration
About Montgomery Parks
Montgomery Parks manages more than 37,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 421 parks. 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.
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/TTY), MD Relay 7-1-1 or 800-552-7724 or ProgramAccess@MontgomeryParks.org to request a disability modification. Visit www.MontgomeryParks.org/access for more information.