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Fox Chapel Neighborhood Park – Park Renovation

Playground at Fox Chapel Neighborhood Park

Project Description

This project enhances the park with new playground equipment, picnic shelters, tennis/soccer courts, fitness equipment, and community open spaces. The playground is expected to measure approximately 3,500 to 5,000 square feet. Play equipment includes swings, play structures, and freestanding pieces tailored to 2-5 and 5-12 age groups. The project renovation also includes updated stormwater management, ADA accessibility upgrades, and site furnishings.


Fox Chapel Neighborhood Park is located at 19129 Staleybridge Road, Germantown, MD. The most-used area of the park includes a parking lot, two tennis courts, an octagonal picnic shelter, and a playground with a rubber surface. Some park features, most notably the playground and picnic shelter, are not in an ADA-accessible location. The playground was previously renovated in 1999; the courts were resurfaced around 2010. Many of these existing park features will be removed (or renovated) and replaced with new ones.

Status/Project Update

A virtual community informational meeting was held on June 2022, with an Open Town Hall survey was available for public comment for one month after the community meeting. Please see the meeting notes below for a summary of the community survey findings.

After receiving community feedback via the community meeting and public survey, the concept refinement phase began – the updated concept plan is based on feedback from prior community engagement. In Fall 2022, the updated proposed site layout was made available for public viewing – see links below for updated design. Please contact the Project Manager with any questions or comments.

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/Time Discussion/Meeting Notes Location
Summer 2022 Community Meeting #1
Community Input.

Fall 2022 Post concepts for community review and comments.

December 2022 Summary of new park concept presented Fox Chapel Elementary School PTA meeting
Summer 2023 Finalize design and obtain permits.
Fall 2023 Construction begins

Dates and times subject to change.  Please contact the project manager for updates.

M-NCPPC Staff Contact

Matt Weir, RLA Project Manager / Landscape Architect 

Last Updated: January 27, 2023