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Warner Circle Park

Historic house at Warner Circle Park
Warner Circle Special Park
Warner Circle Special Park

Warner Circle Special Park sits on 4.5 acres located in the heart of the Kensington Historic District. Brainard Warner, the founder of the town and a significant figure in the development of Montgomery County and Washington, D.C., lived in the home on the property.

M-NCPPC acquired the site in 2005-2006 through the Legacy Open Space program to preserve the historic landscape that has served as de facto public parkland for decades, and to preserve the historic buildings by providing a public benefit through their adaptive reuse.

The property is a primary resource in the Kensington Historic District, listed on the Montgomery County Master Plan for Historic Preservation and the National Register of Historic Places.  It includes an 1893-1914 Queen Anne House and a 1914 carriage house.  The site was a private residence until the late 1940s when it was converted into a nursing home. Today, visitors can enjoy the surrounding park.

Warner Circle Special Park has hosted numerous community events including Music in the Circle, Opera in the Circle, and Pumpkin Rock n’ Roll.