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Darnestown Heritage Park

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Project Description

This project provides a new park in Darnestown, located a 0.6-acre parcel of undeveloped land on Route 28 near Seneca Road.  The site includes an historic cemetery and is located adjacent to the Darnestown Village Center and single family residences.

Background

A facility planning study was conducted, and a plan for the park was approved by the Montgomery County Planning Board on September 6, 2007.  Features of the park include historical interpretation of the town, the on-site graveyard, and local Civil War events, a central seating and gathering area with a pergola, public art, definition of the graveyard boundaries with stone, seat walls and benches, planters, pathways, bicycle racks, and landscaping.   The project was approved and funded for detailed design and construction by the Montgomery County Council.

Status/Project Update

Detailed design phase and permitting completed Summer 2011. Construction phase began September 2011 with completion anticipated fall 2012.

Calendar and Meeting Notes

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

DATE/TIME
DISCUSSION AND MEETINGS NOTES
LOCATION
September 6, 2007 Planning Board Meeting - Facility Plan approved M-NCPPC
Montgomery Regional Office
Auditorium
8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
August-September 2009 Design begins  
Summer 2011 Design phase completed  
September 2011 Construction begins  
November 2012 Construction completed and park opens  

M-NCPPC Staff Contact

Lucas Bonney, Project Manager
Lucas.Bonney@MontgomeryParks.org
301-495-2572

Date of last update: November 9, 2012