Sligo Stream Valley Park- Kennebec Playground Renovation Project

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Project Description

This project renovates a playground, parking lot, and hiker/biker trail at Sligo Creek Stream Valley Park (Kennebec) located at the intersection of Sligo Creek Parkway and Kennebec Avenue in Silver Spring.  The scope of the work includes replacing the playground, relocating the parking lot, improving accessibility, realigning the trail, and improving stormwater management.


Sligo Creek Stream Valley Park includes Sligo Creek and the Sligo Creek Hiker/Biker Trail.  Many smaller parks and amenities line the creek and are included as part of the overall park.  This roughly 10.2-mile hard surface trail is one of the oldest in the County.  The acquisition of the stream valley park started in the 1930s and continued through the mid-1970s.  Sligo Creek Stream Valley Park at Kennebec includes a very heavily used wooden playground, a parking lot, the hiker/biker trail, and shaded open lawn areas.  The existing playground was installed in 1986 and is well past its lifecycle for replacement.

Status/Project Update

The M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks will be hosting a virtual community meeting on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, to discuss the playground renovation.  Members of the public are encouraged to participate and submit comments, ideas, and questions related to the project.  Following the meeting, information about the project will be posted to the Open Town Hall forum for additional public comments.

Additional work to improve access to the Stream Valley Area as part of the Vision Zero initiative is scheduled for Spring 2021. Work will improve road crossing to the playground, realigning the trail and parking lot for a better line of sight.

Calendar and Meeting Notes

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

Spring 2020
– Project initiation
– Survey and preliminary assessment of site conditions
November 17, 2020 

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Community Meeting #1 – To explain the project and solicit community input and ideas

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  • View the meeting notes
  • View the recording of the virtual meeting
Montgomery Parks will be using Microsoft TEAMS to host the meeting.

  • Watch the community meeting live online.
  • Listen live via phone by alling: 443-961-1463 (Code: 404 242 724 #)

Please mute yourself when entering the meeting

Parks Open Town Hall commentary period ended December 31, 2020
Winter 2020/2021
-Develop concept alternatives
Spring 2021
-Obtain community feedback
-Develop a preferred concept based on community input
Summer/Winter 2021
-Final design and permitting
Spring 2022
Start Construction

* Dates and time subject to change. Please contact the project manager for updates.

M-NCPPC Staff Contact

Kathleen Dearstine, Project Manager
(301) 650-2883

Last Updated: February 12, 2021