Rock Creek Regional Park – Archery Range Improvements

Division: Park Development
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Project Description

The archery range in Rock Creek Regional Park is located on the east side of the Beach Drive, near Picnic Area #3. The existing archery range has four (4) targets with canopies, three (3) shooting stations, a couple of movable picnic tables and fixed benches. There is no paved access to the archery range. Visitors park the car at the Picnic Area #3 parking lot, walk across Beach Drive, and then walk down a grassy slope to get to the archery range.

The goal of the improvements is to provide a safe, fun and accessible amenity that will be well used by the park visitors.

The proposed improvements include the following items:

  • A new parking lot will be installed at the archery range entrance. It will have 6 spaces including 2 accessible parking spaces.
  • A new concrete pad with a fixed picnic table and two benches will be installed at the back of the shooting stations to serve as a waiting/rest area.
  • New accessible walkway will connect the parking lot to the waiting/rest area and shooting stations.
  • New shooting stations (Station #4, 5, 6) will be installed for Target A
  • Target A will become the designated fully accessible target with new backstop fence, and accessible walkway that connects the target and shooting stations #3,4,5,6 for easy access and for retrieving the arrows.
  • New accessories such as a bow hanger, a quiver, and distance markers will be installed at each shooting station
  • Stormwater Management treatment is also part of the improvements.

Status/Project Update

Montgomery Parks staff has posted the project at Open Town Hall forum to receive public comments and feedback on the improvements. Staff also met players and DC Archery to understand their requirement and receive the suggestions for the improvements.

The archery will be under construction in the late summer/early fall of 2018. And expected to be reopened to the public in spring 2019.

Calendar and Meeting Notes

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

Winter 2018 Open Town Hall Forum
-Public comments
Spring 2018 Finalize the detailed in-house design
September 2018 The archery is closed for construction
Spring 2019 Construction is partially completed.

The archery range is reopen to the public, but the new parking lot is to be constructed.

Please access the archery range site with caution

M-NCPPC Staff Contact

Wen Huang, Architect, ADA Project Manager
(301) 495-2466

Last Updated: July 16, 2019