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Gunner’s Lake Local Park- Park Renovation

Project Description

This project will renovate Gunner’s Lake Local Park, located at the intersection of Great Seneca Highway and Wisteria Drive in Germantown. The park contains a parking lot, a picnic shelter, a playground, and two soccer fields. The project intends to renovate the existing park to improve the playground, picnic area, accessibility, and community connections. 


Gunner’s Lake Local Park is approximately 9 acres and was acquired by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) in 1982 and is surrounded by high-density residential and commercial retail development. The park borders S. Christa McAuliffe Elementary School to the south and is accessed off Great Seneca Highway. The picnic shelter and two soccer fields are permitted through Montgomery Parks. The playground has not been updated since 1982 and the existing parking and paths do not meet current ADA accessibility guidelines. 

Status/Project Update 

A community meeting was held Wednesday, January 10, 2024, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm via Zoom. Montgomery Parks staff introduced the park renovation project and possible improvements.

Calendar and Meeting Notes

Dates and times are subject to change.

Project TimelineProject Stage
Fall 2023Project Start 
January 10, 2024 
7:00 – 8:30 pm 
Virtual Community Meeting #1
Community meeting recordings:
English recording
Spanish recording
Chinese recording
January 10 – February 10, 2024Solicit community input via the Open Town Hall survey
Spring 2024Develop Park renovation concepts based on existing conditions assessment and community input.
Spring/Summer 2024Post concept for community review
Summer 2024- Summer 2025Finalize design and obtain permits
Fall 2025Anticipated start of construction
Last Updated: April 9, 2024