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Centerway Local Park – Playground Renovation

Centerway New Playground Rendering

Project Description

This project will renovate the existing playground and enhance the accessibility of the picnic shelter and parking lot at Centerway Local Park. The park is located at 9551 Centerway Road, Gaithersburg, MD


The existing playground will be removed, and a new playground will be installed its place. Local park playgrounds are typically 3,500 to 5,000 square feet in size and include playground equipment to meet the needs of children from ages 2-12, and seating for caregivers. Typical types of equipment include swings, play structures and smaller freestanding pieces.

Enhancements to the parking lot include improved ADA spaces with access to the picnic shelter, the playground, and the ballfield. The existing picnic shelter will be replaced, the surfacing will be leveled, and improved and accessible furnishings will be added.

Status/Project Update

  • A virtual community meeting was held on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, to discuss the project and gather input from the community.
  • Community members had an opportunity to provide input on the project by completing the survey on the project’s Open Town Hall page. The survey closed on October 31, 2020.
  • The design of the playground is based on the input from the community.

The final design is shown below in the renderings of the equipment. The construction documents will be completed, and the permits received in the Fall 2022 and construction is scheduled to begin in January 2024.

Calendar and Meeting Notes

Links to review meeting notes and presentations will be attached to each applicable calendar event as it is scheduled and completed.

Date/TimeDiscussion/Meeting Notes
September 15, 2020Virtual meeting was held.
September 15 to October 31, 2020Community members provided input on the project through Open Town Hall
Fall 2021 / Winter 2022Develop design concepts
Spring 2022Post design concept for community information
Summer 2022Prepare construction documents and obtain permits. Order equipment.
February 2024Begin Construction
Last Updated: April 8, 2024