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Construction is completed for the renovation of Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park in Silver Spring. The five-acre park located along Georgia Avenue and Cascade Place was expanded to include an additional 2.46 acres.
A facility planning study was conducted and a plan for the park was approved by the Montgomery County Planning Board on January 18, 2007. Features of the plan include two half-court basketball courts, open lawn areas, tennis courts, a picnic area and shade shelter, paved area for wheeled play, parallel parking spaces, replacement of playground equipment, boardwalk and paved pedestrian loop trail, rain gardens and landscaping. In addition, this project includes removal of an existing concrete stormwater management channel and restoration of this area as a natural stream channel. The project also partnered with the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County to hire an artist, who worked with the community to design interactive artwork.
Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park has become one of the first pilot projects in the nation to be certified under the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) Rating System for sustainable site design, construction and maintenance. The project was awarded a three-star rating in 2015 by SITES, a voluntary national rating system and guidelines for sustainable landscapes of all types, with or without buildings. The project is one of 46 to achieve certification in the pilot program and one of only ten projects to achieve a three-star rating or higher. Click here to view additional information on SITES and view this page for information about the project.
Photos of the Completed Project
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
|January 18, 2007||Planning Board Meeting – Facility Plan approved||M-NCPPC 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD|
|Spring 2010||Design begins|
|March 21, 2011
7:30pm – 9:00pm
|Artist Selection Committee Meeting
(Open to the public)
|Sligo-Dennis Avenue Local Park
10200 Sligo Creek Parkway
Silver Spring, MD 20902
|Winter 2011||Design completed|
|Summer 2012||Permits obtained|
|Fall 2012||Contractor selected|
|February 2013||Construction began|
|August 2014||Park opened to the public|
|June 6, 2015||Park dedication|
Parviz Izadjoo, Project Manager