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West Fairland Local Park

Division: Park Development

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Project Description

The project entails removing and relocating the playground and installing all new equipment.  Adjoining the new playground will be a new accessible patio and picnic shelter.  The sidewalk to the tennis courts will be removed and repaved to meet the ADA requirements for access.  Along with the repaving of the parking lot, several stormwater management and sediment control measures are being introduced to the park.


The existing playground was scheduled for renovation, but in its current location was difficult to access both for the users and the maintenance staff.  In order to improve the accessibility for the play area, it was determined during the site visit that the shelter and the surrounding patio also needed better access.  A new location was selected based on a large, level, open area and its proximity to the parking lot.   While access issues were being examined, the walk to the tennis court and the designated parking spots in the parking lot had to be improved.

Status/Project Update

A public meeting was held on Saturday, December 11, 2010 to gather community input and ideas for the new playground.  Click here to view the final playground layout.

Calendar and Meeting Notes

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

December 11, 2010
10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Public forum to gather ideas and input for the playground West Fairland Local Park
Playground Area
2201 Fairland Road
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Febuary 21, 2011 Public comment period – Comments on proposed layout due to project manager by this date
Click here to view new proposed playground layout
(Project manager’s contact information below)
2011/2012 Producing construction drawings
Spring 2015 Re-submit for permits
Spring 2016 Construction begins
Summer 2017 Project completion


M-NCPPC Staff Contact

Kathy Dearstine, Project Manager

Last Updated: May 5, 2022