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Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park


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Project Description

Construction has begun to renovate the Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park in Silver Spring, with completion anticipated in the spring of 2014. The five-acre park located along Georgia Avenue and Cascade Place will be expanded to include an additional 2.46 acres. Features will include basketball courts, new playground equipment and a natural stream and boardwalk.


A facility planning study was conducted and a plan for the park was approved by the Montgomery County Planning Board on January 18, 2007.  Features of the plan include two half-court basketball courts, parallel parking spaces, replacement of playground equipment, boardwalk and paved pedestrian loop trails, a shelter, rain gardens and landscaping.  In addition, this project includes removal of an existing concrete stormwater management channel and restoration of this area as a natural stream channel.  The project was approved and funded for detailed design and construction by the Montgomery County Council.

Status/Project Update

A consultant was hired in November 2009 to prepare the “Detailed Design” and construction documents. This project has three exciting features: First, the concrete lined channel was removed and replaced with a natural stream, flood plain and riparian vegetation. A new bridge, landscaping and interpretive signs were also added. Second, this project has been selected as a pilot study for “Sustainable Site Initiative” which is a similar setup as LEED for building design. Third, an artist was hired through a nationwide competition with the help of Arts and Humanities of Montgomery County. The Artist worked with our consultant integrating the artwork with the park design rather than installing an isolated sculpture. The construction documents at 95% is partially posted on this web site.

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. 

January 18, 2007 Planning Board Meeting - Facility Plan approved M-NCPPC 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
Spring 2010 Design begins  
March 21, 2011
7:30pm - 9:00pm

Artist Selection Committee Meeting
(Open to the public)

Sligo-Dennis Avenue Local Park
Community Building
10200 Sligo Creek Parkway
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Winter 2011 Design completed  
Summer 2012 Permits obtained  
Fall 2012 Contractor selected  
February 2013 Construction began  
August 2014 Park now open to the public  

M-NCPPC Staff Contact

Parviz Izadjoo, Project Manager

Date of last update: August 6, 2014