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Falls Road Local Park

Project Description

Falls Road Local Park
This project renovates existing facilities in a 19.9-acre park, located at the intersection of Falls Road and Falls Chapel Way in Potomac.  This park is the site of Hadley’s Playground, a very popular play area designed for children of all abilities.  Special education centers from throughout the county bring busloads of children to this park to enjoy the unique playground equipment.  This project replaces the deteriorated rubberized playground surface that was originally installed in 1999 and expands the existing parking lot from 71 parking spaces to 154 spaces.

Background

A facility planning study was conducted and a plan for the park was approved by the Montgomery County Planning Board on October 4, 2007.  The existing parking lot in inadequate to accommodate the volume of park patrons from the playground and other recreational facilities, including playing fields for football, soccer and baseball and a loop trail system.  The project was approved and funded for detailed design and construction by the Montgomery County Council.  The playground surface was funded for renovation in FY09, and the parking lot was funded for expansion in FY13.

Status/Project Update

Design of the playground surfacing is 80% completed.

Calendar and Meeting Notes

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
October 4, 2007 Planning Board Meeting – Facility Plan approved M-NCPPC 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
Fall 2008 Meeting to discuss options
Fall 2009 Design for surfacing begins
Spring 2009 Design for surfacing completed
Late Spring 2009 Construction begins
Summer 2009 Construction completed and playground re-opens

M-NCPPC Staff Contact

William Payton, Project Manager
William.Payton@MontgomeryParks.org
301-495-2535

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Last Updated: August 30, 2016