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Indian Spring Terrace Local Park – Playground Project

Playground at Indian Spring Terrace Local Park

Project Description

This project will renovate the playground while also providing stormwater management. Indian Spring Terrace Local Park is located at 9717 Lawndale Dr., Silver Spring, MD 20901.

Status/Project Update

The design process is beginning, and a community meeting was held on November 16th, 2023. A recording of the community meeting is available. Additional public comments were collected via an online survey in November and December 2023. 

January 2024: A concept design has been created. Please read the description below and view the concept design. Comments can be submitted via email to Evan Dintaman, see project information below.

Playground Design Concept

The proposed playground at Indian Spring Terrace Local Park will expand the current play equipment offerings while also preserving the existing shade tree within the playground area. The new playground will include a set of tot swings, a new playhouse for children 2 to 5 years old, and a new play structure – which mimics the shape of a tree – for children 5 to 12 years old. Due to root protection that must occur to preserve the existing tree, equipment installation under the tree was kept to a minimum. The area around and under the existing tree will include a freestanding seesaw, two freestanding spring riders, a ‘Cozy Cocoon’ spinner, and several ‘boulder’ seats for climbing and sitting.

The 5 to 12 play structure – in cool tons of white, blue, green, and gray – is the focal point of the proposed playground. A large, tree-like structure provides numerous climbing, swinging, and traversing activities for children to explore. Users can choose from several possible routes to reach the tower, with varying levels of difficulty along the way. Two slides offer a safe and fun return to ground level, both originating from different heights. The tallest point of the tower provides a 360-degree slide that measures 9′ in height. The 5-12 structure also includes a rope bridge, belt climber, hammock climber, cargo net, mounted musical drum, steering wheel, activity panels, and lookout tower with telescope. Metal shade components, which mimic the leaves on a tree, provide dappled shade to the play areas below.

The 2-5 structure includes a playhouse, slide, and tunnel. The same color palette found on the larger play structure is also used on the playhouse. The structure includes many interactive panels and components to allow for imaginative and active play. The playhouse can be entered through a doorway or by crawling through a tunnel. A slide (or the door) serves as the exit for the playhouse.

Please note that the background and foreground images (trees, lawn, etc.) do not reflect the actual design and are for illustrative purposes only. Elements of the playground including the equipment, color, and layout are subject to change based on project timeline, budget, and community feedback.

Please share your questions and comments on the proposed playground design with Evan Dintaman, the Project Manager for this playground (see contact information on this page).

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

Project DatesProject Notes and Project Resources
October 2023 Project Preparation
November 16, 2023Virtual Community Meeting Recording

Community Meeting Slides (accessible pdf)

Winter 2024 Proposed Playground Plan (January 2024)
Spring 2024 Detailed Design and Construction Documentation
Summer/Fall 2024Construction expected to begin
Last Updated: April 8, 2024