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Stonehedge Local Park – Park Improvements

Arial map of Stonehedge Local Park 60% design plan. Map shows the location of the crosswalk, parking lot upgrades, full size basketball cout, community garden, picnic pavilion and grill, playground for 2 to 5-year-olds and 5 to 12-year-olds, the new fitness area, and the rectangular field with loop path. For more information go to the Project Description section.

Project Description

Park improvements are planned for Stonehedge Local Park, located at 12121 Old Columbia Pike in White Oak. Proposed improvements include renovation of the existing playground and converting the existing half-size basketball court to a full-size basketball court. A new community garden is proposed for the park as well as a picnic pavilion. The existing fitness area along the northern path will be removed and new fitness equipment will be provided in the park. The renovation will reduce the size of the existing rectangular field to provide a loop path. Other proposed improvements include: 

  • parking lot improvements 
  • stormwater management upgrades 
  • accessibility improvements 
  • new site furniture including a drinking fountain and bike racks
  • portable toilet 

The final design is subject to change pending the project budget.  

Background

This 4.4-acre park is bounded by Old Columbia Pike on the north, industrial offices, and warehouses on the east and south, and Stonehedge Condominiums on the west.  Existing Park amenities include a half-size basketball court, volleyball court, playground, large rectangular field, and a linear path with exercise equipment.

Status/Project Update

A community meeting was held in November 2022, in conjunction with an Open Town Hall survey, to gather preliminary input from the community on amenities they would like to see in the park. The community meeting was followed by a meeting with the Stonehedge Condominiums HOA in January 2023. Two concept alternatives were posted to the project website in the Summer of 2023 along with a survey to collect input on the concepts. Based on the community input and Park staff recommendations, the concept was refined and the detailed design and permitting process begun. In spring 2024, the 60% design plan was made available for public viewing on the project webpage.  

Calendar and Meeting Notes

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

DateDiscussion/Meeting NotesResources
November 7, 2022Virtual Community MeetingView the community meeting recording 

February 2023 Open Town Hall Survey results

January 17, 2023Virtual Stonehedge HOA Board MeetingN/A
Spring 2023Develop concept alternatives.Concept Alternative 1 (accessible pdf)

Concept Alternative 2 (accessible pdf)
June 26, 2023 – July 31, 2023Open Town Hall Survey – Please review the two preliminary concepts that have been developed for the park and share your ideas by completing the short survey.July 2023 Open Town Hall Survey results
Fall 2023 – Winter 2024Finalize design and obtain permitsN/A
Spring 2025Construction to beginN/A

Last Updated: May 22, 2024