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Germantown Square Urban Park Renovation

Aerial map of Germantown Square Urban Park       Site Plan for Germantown Square Urban Park

A minor renovation project at Germantown Square Urban Park intends to improve safety, accessibility, and sustainability as well as to enhance and activate the park to better serve the nearby community.  The project will remove the existing aging gazebo, relocate gathering and seating areas, and provide accessible walkways and stormwater management.


The park is located at 12289 Middlebrook Road, Germantown, MD at its intersection with Germantown Road and Route 118. The ¾ acre parcel was acquired by M-NCPPC in 1988. The park currently includes walking paths, a gazebo, benches, pergolas, and tables.  A prominent semi-circular stone wall is visible from the adjoining streets. The park is bisected by numerous overhead and underground utility lines and wires.

The properties adjoining the park consist primarily of commercial office and retail enterprises. Seneca Valley High School is located approximately 0.25 miles southeast of the park. Residential uses exist north of Middlebrook Road and east of the park.

Status/Project Update

  • The project is being developed in two phases. Initially, in the Fall/Winter 2019, several deteriorating structures such as the gazebo, certain benches, and pergolas, etc. were demolished due to ongoing safety concerns. Additionally, several trees located behind the stone wall were removed to improve visibility into the park to enhance safety for the general public.
  • The second phase includes improvements to include accessible and widened walkways, new seating areas and tables, benches, etc. Construction of the project is expected to begin in the latter half of 2022.
  • Phase I has been completed. Phase II will begin in the fall of 2022 and take approximately 6 months to complete.


Date/Time Events/Meeting Notes Status
Summer 2020 Phase I- Construction.
Initial removal of benches, chairs, tables, pergola
Completed Fall  2019
Fall 2020 Phase II- Design Stage Completed 2021
Fall 2022 Construction work to start
Last Updated: October 7, 2022