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Greenwood Local Park – Playground Renovation

Visual image of Greenwood Local Park
Visual image of Greenwood Local Park
Aerial Visual image of Greenwood Local Park

Project Description

The primary purpose of this project is to renovate the existing playground and provide accessibility and stormwater management updates. Other proposed improvements, dependent upon future funding, will include repurposing the existing courts, reconfiguring the parking lot, and adding new site furniture throughout the park.

Background

Greenwood Local Park is located at 18700 Georgia Avenue in Olney. The park was developed in the 1970s and existing amenities include a playground, two tennis courts, a handball court, two full basketball courts, and a gazebo. The playground was last replaced in 1990 and the tennis and basketball courts were last renovated in 2001. A multipurpose field is located along the north side of the park and overlaps the school property. Paths located within the park do not meet current ADA accessibility guidelines.

Status/Project Update

A community meeting was held in Winter 2022 in conjunction with an Open Town Hall survey to gather preliminary input on the amenities the community would like to see in the park. Based on community input, a concept was developed for the park and posted to the webpage in Spring 2023 with an additional Open Town Hall survey. Links to community meeting notes, presentations and survey results are available below. The concept was refined based on community input and Park staff recommendations and the detailed design and permitting process was begun in the Summer of 2023.

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

DateDiscussion/Meeting Notes
Winter 2022
Virtual Community Meeting
Winter/ Spring 2023
Community meeting and survey results.
Develop design concept based on existing conditions assessment and community input.
Spring 2023Post concept for community review and comments
Begin Summer 2023Finalize design and obtain permits
*TBDExpected construction to begin
Last Updated: June 12, 2024