The Pinecrest Local Park is located in the Woodmoor section of Silver Spring, 301 St. Lawrence Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20901. Existing park amenities include a soccer/softball field, tennis courts, playground, park activity building, and parking lot.
The goal of this project is to provide necessary site improvements and modifications for drainage and erosion control; stormwater management; accessibility compliance; connectivity to the surrounding neighborhood and school; and a safe, functional, barrier-free, and experientially pleasant circulation path/trail around the field area. The circulation path/trail will be accessible and will meet the spirit and intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas (ABA Outdoor Guidelines) as established by the US Access Board. The design process will focus on incorporating principles of sustainable site design and low impact development.
A Concept Plan prepared by staff was used to develop the necessary elements for the Program of Requirements, including a concept Site Plan; Stormwater Management Concept plan; preliminary cost estimate; and determination of regulatory feasibility, which will be presented to the public to provide input on planned renovations.
This 5.6-acre tract of land with mature trees and open space is adjacent to Pinecrest Elementary school and was acquired by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) in 1944. It was developed into a park in the 1950s and is home to the Pinecrest Recreation Building.
Items that were identified in prior public forums along with concerns of Parks staff, was the basis of the 15% design concept modifications, three sheets which includes a concept Site Plan; Stormwater Management Concept plan; preliminary budgetary cost estimate; and determination of regulatory feasibility.
Opportunities for public participation are shown below. 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 MEETING NOTES||LOCATION|
|April 30, 2015||Design Kick-Off Meeting held to discuss:
-Development of design & construction documents
9500 Brunett Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20901
|June 8, 2015||Development of preliminary concept plan – 15% design|
|June 23, 2015
7 pm – 9 pm
|Community Meeting #1 – To solicit community input on planned renovations
-View the presentation (12.1mb)-Meeting minutes
|Pinecrest Recreation Building
301 St. Lawrence Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20901
|Late Summer/Early Fall 2015||Plans 50% complete (4.5mb)|
|Winter 2015 – 2016||Plans 90% complete (3.5mb)|
|Summer 2016||Plans 100% complete|
|Summer 2017||Plans revised to include an irrigation system and WSSC connection|
|October 2, 2017||Solicit bids|
|November 2, 2017||Bids opened and evaluated|
|November 28, 2017||Bids exceeded budget
-Project cancellation notice sent
|April 20, 2018||Re-solicit bids for construction|
|Early Fall 2018||Issue notice to proceed and start construction|
|Spring/Summer 2020||Portions of the park have reopened including the tennis court and walking path. Use of the athletic field and playground are based on COVID-19 guidelines. For the latest visit https://www.montgomeryparks.org/covid-19/|
Kurt Wiebusch, Construction Supervisor