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Wall Local Park- Trail Improvement Project

Division: Park Development Division

 map of trail improvement project at Wall Local Park located at Nicholson Lane and Old Gorgetown Road. Additonal Interpretive signs to be installed at identified locations.     Tree, Natural environment, Woodland, State park, Natural landscape, Trail, Forest, Biome, Nature reserve, Asphalt

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Project Description

This project will renovate the trail in Wall Local Park, located at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road and Nicholson Lane in North Bethesda. The intent of the project is to make the trail ADA accessible from the parking lot to the Nicholson Lane entrance and to enhance the trail with interpretive and wayfinding signage, and with decorative pavers from donors to the Josiah Henson Museum & Park. There are two retaining walls at the Nicholson Lane entrance that need repair. The project will renovate this access point with new retaining walls, special paving, and a concrete walkway to create a more visible pedestrian entrance to the park and the parking lot.


The 500-foot long Wall Local Park trail winds through a mature wooded area, and links a playground, picnic tables, and several fitness stations.  As the starting point of the visitor experience to the Josiah Henson Museum & Park, Montgomery Parks will improve the trail, so it is fully accessible from the parking lot to Nicholson Lane. Improvements will include new way-finding signs, as well as three (3) interpretive signs with special pavers from our generous donors.

Status/Project Update

Montgomery Parks started construction in Fall 2020. The construction is expected to be finished by early January 2021.

Calendar and Meeting Notes

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

October 2020 Construction starts
January 2021 Construction complete

* Date and time subject to change.

M-NCPPC Staff Contact

Wen Huang, Project Manager
(301) 495-2466

Last Updated: December 15, 2020