September 11, 2019

Ribbon-cutting Opens Montgomery County’s First Combined Library and Community Recreation Center

Hundreds of residents turned out to celebrate the ribbon-cutting for the Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center and Wheaton Local Park. The 92,000-square foot building, located at 11701 Georgia Ave., is the County’s first combined multiplex to include a library, community recreation center, Friends of the Library bookstore, and local park.

The multifaceted design blends literacy and leisure into a unique facility making it possible to participate in yoga, reading, playground activities, pottery, basketball, story time, purchasing of used books and fitness workouts at a single location.

By sharing the use of spaces such as lobbies, meeting rooms, and restrooms, the facility use is optimized. The high-performance and environmentally-friendly facility will receive at minimum LEED silver certification. Green features include a vegetative planted roof and a high-performance mechanical and lighting system that feature LED lights, controls and sensors.

More information about the new facility is available here.