With the help of a bond bill from the Maryland General Assembly, Montgomery County Parks has funding in place to install lights at the dog park within Olney Manor Recreational Park as a pilot program.
Many thanks to everyone who submitted comments on the proposal to install lights at the Olney Manor Dog Park. This project will move forward thanks to the substantial and enthusiastic support of respondents. The concerns voiced about light trespass and light pollution are ones that Montgomery Parks takes seriously, and we will take measures to ensure that this project does not contribute to either issue. The fixtures being proposed are full cutoff, LED lights identical to the ones that already line the driveway immediately adjacent to the dog park. Photometric calculations have been performed to determine the placement of the fixtures in a way that all light is directed into the dog park and will not spill over into adjacent residential properties. Finally, the new fixtures will be placed on the same schedule as the adjacent driveway lights. The timing of the lights can be revisited in the future if issues arise for park patrons or neighbors.
We anticipate the new lights to be installed and operational by the Spring of 2020. If you have any questions about the project, please contact Aaron Feldman at email@example.com or 301-650-2887. If you have any questions about the current operation of the dog park, please contact Todd Holmes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-563-7569.
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||LOCATION||DISCUSSION AND MEETING NOTES|
|May 2019||Open Town Hall Public Comment Period|
|December 2019||Construction to start|
|January 2020||Construction complete|
M-NCPPC Staff Contact
Patricia McManus, Project Manager