“Our ongoing commitment to improving parks and public spaces plays a significant role in the quality of life for County residents,” said Michael Riley, director of Montgomery Parks. “It is so rewarding to see how these projects bring parks to life and connect the community.”
Recently completed park projects and refresher projects include:
- Burnt Mills West Special Park: A new sidewalk was constructed along southbound US 29 in Silver Spring, the parking lot was renovated and a bridge was installed connecting the Northwest Branch Trail to Burnt Mills West Special Park parking lot. See photo.
- Cherrywood Local Park: The Olney park now has new bike racks, a picnic table, a grill, and benches. The trails were resurfaced, the basketball court and parking lot were renovated and drainage was improved.
- Flower Avenue Urban Park: The Silver Spring park was updated with new furnishings, bike racks and decorative lights. In addition, retaining wall improvements were made and the pavement was cleaned and painted. See photo.
- Piedmont Woods Local Park: Piedmont Woods Local Park is a developer-built 65-acre park. The Planning Board approved a concept plan for the park in 2008 as part of the original site plan covering the entire Clarksburg Town Center. The facilities include a double tennis court, a single basketball court, a playground, a dog park, an asphalt parking lot, asphalt trails and a natural surface trail. There also are two picnic shelters in the park and a shade structure in the dog park.
- Sundown Road Local Park: The 20.5-acre park in Laytonsville was updated with a new soccer court—the first one dedicated in the Montgomery Parks’ system, as well as renovated, lighted basketball courts and tennis courts, improvements at a softball field, a resurfaced parking lot and a new playground.