Battery Lane Urban Park – Playground Renovation

Division: Park Development
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Project Description

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.

Status/Project Update

Construction of park improvements at Battery Lane Park is currently underway.  The park’s reopening is expected to occur this Summer 2019

**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.

Calendar and Meeting Notes

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

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

– View the PowerPoint presentation
– View the meeting notes
– View the results from the Red Dot/Green Dot exercise
(Green dots = “Prefer”; Red dot = “Do not prefer”)

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 the link to view the Trail Detour Map
Summer 2019 Project complete.

Park re-opened

M-NCPPC Staff Contacts

David Linton, Construction Manager
(301) 495-2597

Lucas Bonney, Project Manager
(301) 495-2572

Last Updated: July 17, 2019