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Meadowbrook Local Park Renovation Project

Project Description

Various improvements are planned and will soon be under construction at Meadowbrook Local Park.  The park is located on Meadowbrook Lane, located near Beach Drive along Rock Creek and East-West Highway.  The improvements will occur at the historic Meadowbrook Recreation Center, also known as the Park Activity Building (PAB), underground utilities serving the PAB, and exterior and ADA improvements surrounding the PAB and outdoor recreation areas.

The improvement projects will begin construction in the summer of 2022 and continue throughout the winter and into early 2023. Three projects will be phased during this timeframe and a fourth is currently in design with a definitive schedule yet to be established. The projects consist of the following:

  1. Water line replacement to the PAB;
  2. Interior upgrades and roof replacement at the PAB;
  3. Various exterior improvements in the vicinity of the PAB including parking, trail, walkway, and ADA accessibility upgrades at the basketball and tennis courts; and
  4. Bridge replacement, parking lot enhancements, and other improvements along Beach Drive.


The 44.8-acre park has also been known as “Candy Cane City,” a name derived from the playground equipment proximate to the building, once adorned with red and white stripes.  The park contains historic resources including the Meadowbrook Stables and PAB, which is listed in the Maryland Historic Trust (36-90). The PAB is a one-story structure built in the tradition of the National Park Service’s early rustic “parkitecture” style and was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1940. It is currently used as an activity building available for rent by the public.  In addition to the PAB and playground, the park enjoys numerous recreational opportunities including athletic fields, the Rock Creek Trail, basketball and tennis courts and the Meadowbrook Stables.

Status/Project Update

A Historic Area Work Permit was approved in April 2022 enabling improvements and upgrades to the historic portions of the PAB.  A building permit has been issued for the building renovations and roof replacement. Permitting is currently underway for exterior improvements.

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


Start/ Completion DatesWork ProgramStatus
Fall/Winter 2022Waterline replacement projectComplete
Winter 2022/Summer 2023Public Activity Building renovationComplete
Summer 2023/Fall 2023Exterior improvementsOn going
TBDBridge ReplacementTBD

Last Updated: April 8, 2024