This project provides a renovated playground for Battery Lane Urban Park. The project will identify opportunities to maximize play for multiple age groups and to provide a safe and accessible facility.
In 2009, the Montgomery County Planning Board approved the Battery Lane Urban Park Facility Plan. The Facility Plan included the recommendation to fully renovate the existing playground area.
The Parks Department has finalized construction documents and obtained final construction permits for the renovation of the playground area. Construction is expected to begin in late Fall 2018. The construction schedule will be posted to the website below following the pre-construction meeting.
**NOTIFICATION OF PARK AND TRAIL CLOSURE** – Battery Lane Park and the Bethesda Trolley Trail (within the park) will be temporarily closed during construction. The trail area will serve as the main construction access for the contractor during construction. Detour signage will be posted at both ends of the trail closure prior to construction. Park improvements will include a new playground area, trail widening, fitness equipment, site furnishings, and shade tree plantings. Please follow the detour and use caution around work areas. View the Trail Detour Plan.
Links to review meeting notes and documents will be attached to each applicable calendar event as it is scheduled and completed.
|DATE/TIME||DISCUSSION AND MEETING NOTES||LOCATION|
|Fall 2016||– Playground renovation project begins.
– Assess existing site conditions and determine project needs
|January 31, 2017||Community Meeting to solicit community input on the existing use of the playground and potential improvement ideas||Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Service Center
4805 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814“`
|Spring/Fall 2017||– Develop playground design, based on community and staff feedback.
– Apply for preliminary permits
|December 2017||Community Review of the proposed playground design
– View proposed playground design
– Provide comments by emailing or calling the Project Manager (contact information below)
– Comments accepted through Friday, January 26, 2018
|Winter/Summer 2018||– Develop final construction documents and obtain final permits|
|Late Fall 2018||Construction of park improvements begins. Click link to view the Trail Detour Map|
|Summer 2019||Projected completion of construction|
David Linton, Construction Manager
Lucas Bonney, Project Manager