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Gene Lynch Urban Park

Gene Lynch Urban Park


Gene Lynch Urban Park is a new 0.25-acre, triangular-shaped park located at 8410 Colesville Road in the heart of downtown Silver Spring, Maryland. The park is located at the intersection of Colesville Road and Wayne Avenue, immediately adjacent to the former Discovery Channel Headquarters building and across the street from the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center and Silver Spring Metro Station. The park includes an open lawn panel for activities and events, terraced cast stone seat walls, a pergola structure with bench swings, other site furnishings, extensive landscape planting, irrigation and lighting.


Gene Lynch Park was created during a land exchange that facilitated the construction of the Paul Sarbanes Transit Center.  Construction of the park by the Montgomery County Department of General Services was the last phase in completing the Transit Center. The park is named for the late Planning Board Commissioner, Gene Lynch, a civic leader and political activist.