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Fox Chapel Neighborhood Park – Park Renovation

Project Description

This project enhances the park with new amenities such as playground equipment, picnic shelters, soccer/tennis courts, fitness equipment, and a multipurpose lawn. 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, native tree planting, ADA accessibility upgrades, and site furnishings including benches, picnic tables, a charcoal grill, a drinking fountain, and bike racks. Please see the image above of the current 60% site design and proposed amenities. 


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 and 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 was refined accordingly. In fall 2022, the updated proposed site layout was made available for public viewing on the project website, in spring 2024 the 60% site design and proposed amenities were made available. 

Calendar and Meeting Notes

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

Date/TimeDiscussion/Meeting Notes
Summer 2022Virtual Community Meeting #1
Community Input.
Fall 2022Post concepts for community review and comments.
December 2022Summary of new park concept presented at the Fox Chapel Elementary School PTA meeting
2023Begin final design and preliminary permits 
2024Advance final design: Please see the image above for the current 60% site design and proposed amenities
Obtain final permits  
Begin construction
Last Updated: April 8, 2024