This project provides an approximately 20-acre addition to South Germantown Recreational Park at the southwest corner of Burdette Lane and Schaeffer Road. The site was formerly known as the Barmakian and Burdette properties and was mostly undeveloped farmland. M-NCPPC acquired the site to become a recreational facility area addition to South Germantown Recreational Park in 2015.
The 2012 Park and Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan estimated a need for four (4) dedicated cricket fields large enough to serve all skill levels by the year 2022. Two (2) fields are recommended in the I-270 Corridor and two (2) fields in East County. The site selection process for the first field focused on replacing a recently redeveloped cricket field at South Germantown Recreational Park. As a result, one dedicated cricket field on the Barmakian Property was approved by the Planning Board on July 30, 2015, at the newly acquired site. For additional information on the site selection process, please see the Cricket Fields Site Selection project on the parks project website.
Proposed features include a full-size field capable of accommodating all levels of play, cricket batting cages, restrooms, shade pavilions, parking, and extensive vegetative buffering and meadow plantings. Hard surface pathways that connect to the rest of the South Germantown Recreational Park system are also included. The plan accommodates full spacing for a second future recreational facility, whose use is to be determined based on a countywide recreation needs assessment.
Construction is 95% complete with completion in spring 2019.
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.
DISCUSSION AND MEETING NOTES
|June 3, 2015||Community Meeting – To gather community input
||South Germantown Recreational ParkMD Soccerplex & Discovery Sports Building
18031 Central Park Circle
Boyds, MD 20841
|July 30, 2015||Planning Board Meeting
– Site selection approved
– View the planning board meeting
|M-NCPPC, Montgomery Regional Office Building
8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
|Fall 2017||Construction begins|
|Spring 2019||Estimated construction completion|
|Late Summer 2019||Field ready for use|
Josh Arnett, Project Manager