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Rosemary Hills Local Park- Trail Project

Division: Park Development

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Project Description

The Rosemary Hills improvement project’s goal is to alleviate several areas of concern in the northwest portion of the park. Specifically, existing trails/walkways near the Lanier Drive playground.  The project will be to regrade, realigning, and resurfacing the trail to conform with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. The project will look to reduce tree root intrusions within the walkways and improve the drainage patterns for increased user safety. Additionally, the work will be performing drainage related upgrades around the playground to help improve its use and function. The scope of work includes the installation of drainage and stormwater management enhancements to better channel water runoff from rain events. This work will also provide water quality enhancements and reduce flooding in the low-lying areas of the park.


In 2011, Montgomery Parks entered into a Settlement Agreement with the US Department of Justice (DOJ), aimed at improving accessibility in our parks system. Accordingly, a multi-year plan, called a Transition Plan, finalized in 2016, was developed to guide the Park’s efforts in increasing and enhancing accessibility throughout our park system. Improvements within our system are based upon the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, as published by the DOJ, as well as the American Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas, developed by the US Access Board in 2009. Further information about ADA, Accessibility, and the Transition Plan can be found here.

Status/Project Update

  • Stormwater management and drainage enhancements were completed in Winter 2019.
  • The final design of the ADA improvements was completed in Winter 2019 and permits issued in Spring 2020.
  • Construction is scheduled to begin in November 2020 and be completed by Spring 2021.

Calendar and Meeting Notes

Links to review meeting notes and presentations will be attached to each applicable event as it is scheduled and completed.

Spring 2018 – Project began
– Preliminary assessment of site conditions developed
Summer 2018 – Final topographic survey completed

– Preliminary/concept design completed

Fall 2018 – Finalize stormwater
– Solicitation of contract bids for stormwater management
management/drainage improvements design
Winter 2018/2019 -Begin construction of stormwater management and drainage enhancements
Fall 2020 – Finalize the design of ADA improvements
– Procure ADA construction contract
– Construction of ADA improvements

*Dates and time subject to change

M-NCPPC Staff Contacts

Stormwater Management/Drainage
Brian Lewandowski, Project Manager | (301)495-2616

Bob Green, Senior ADA Project Manager | | 301-495-2571

Wen Huang, ADA Project Manager | | 301-495-2466

Parks Information Customer Service Office | | 301-495-2595

Last Updated: August 24, 2021