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John Haines Neighborhood Park

Division: Park Development

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Project Description

This project renovates and replaces the existing playground in John Haines Neighborhood Park, located at 25000 Oak Drive, Damascus, MD.


The existing playground will be removed and a completely new playground will be installed in its place.  Local park playgrounds are typically 3,500 to 5,000 square feet in size and include playground equipment to meet the needs of children from ages 2 to 12.  Typical types of equipment include swings, play structures, and smaller freestanding pieces of equipment such as spring rockers or spinning elements.

Status/Project Update

The final design is posted above. Click on the thumbnails for larger views.

Calendar and Meeting Notes

Schedule for the calendar is currently being developed. Links to review meeting notes and presentation materials will be attached to each applicable calendar event as it is scheduled and completed.

Spring 2013 Playground placed on renovation list
Fall/Winter 2013-2014 Exploring areas to relocate the playground in order to meet new ADA (American with Disabilities Act) requirements – UPDATE >> The new playground will remain in the existing location. An accessible trail will be constructed.
2014- 2015
Design complete
Spring 2015 Developing construction drawings
Summer 2015 Ordering and delivery of play equipment
Summer 2016 Construction begins
Fall 2016 Project Completed


M-NCPPC Staff Contact

Kathy Dearstine, Project Manager

Last Updated: July 18, 2019