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Maplewood-Alta Vista Local Park – Park Renovations

Areal rendering of Maplewood-Alta Vista Local Park renovation concept plan. The image shows where there will be sidewalk connections, a full basketball court and soccer court, a renovated tennis court, benches and sitting area, a renovated full basketball court with 4 hoops, play animal area, open area, resurfaced parking lot, stormwater facilities, drinking fountain, and portable toilet enclosure.

Project Description

This project proposes to renovate the western half of Maplewood-Alta Vista Local Park. The park is located on Alta Vista Road west of Rockville Pike in the Bethesda/Pooks Hill area of the County. The park features a variety of amenities including tennis and basketball courts, a playground, and a softball/soccer field overlay. An activity building is currently leased to a private entity. The intent of the project is to make infrastructure improvements to the park including: 

  • The existing multi-basketball court will be reduced to one full-size basketball court with two end hoops and two side hoops.
  • An accessible view area with benches is proposed from the basketball court to the west side of the existing field.
  • A shelter is proposed between the playground and the full-size basketball court.
  • One of the tennis courts that is closest to the playground will be converted to a multi-purpose court to incorporate a full-size basketball court and a soccer court with fence around.
  • One continuous accessible walkway will be provided between Alta Vista Road and Linden Avenue and connect to the parking lot, PAB building, the courts, the shelter, the playground, and the field viewing area.
  • The parking lot will be improved to include two accessible parking spaces and an enclosure for three porta-potties
  • A drinking fountain is proposed outside of the existing PAB building.
  • Three stormwater management facilities are proposed along the existing driveway and parking lot to treat the runoff of the park.
  • ADA accessibility improvements 
  • Landscape enhancements 

*Renovations to the athletic fields are excluded from this project. 

Background

The approximately 10.3-acre park is surrounded by single-family, residential housing to the east, south, and west, with high-density residential to the north. The eastern portion of the park consists of the athletic fields and expanses of open space with tree cover. An activity building in the central portion of the park is leased to a private entity. Other amenities in the park include a playground, basketball and tennis courts, and a parking lot.  

Calendar and Meeting Notes

DatesEventsNotes
November 2023
December 2023
Solicit additional community inputN/A
January 16, 2024Virtual community meeting View the recording

January 16 Community Meeting Presentation (accessible PDF)
January 16 – February 12, 2024Open Town Hall survey open View survey results
May 15In-person Community MeetingReview the updated site plan
Spring 2024 – Spring 2025Finalize Park renovation design, and submission of design/construction documents for permittingN/A
Spring 2025Construction bidding/procurementN/A
Spring 2026Construction of park improvementsN/A

* Date and time subject to change. Please contact the project manager for updates.

Last Updated: May 29, 2024