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Greenbriar Local Park

Be there for the GRAND OPENING
of Greenbriar Local Park

Saturday, November 5, 11am-1pm

Picture of Greenbriar Local Park showing stone pergola, part of playground and a turtle that's on one of the playgrounds.

Join us to celebrate the opening of Greenbriar Local Park in Travilah, Maryland! Event activities include:

  • Guided walk around the park with Park staff and consulting architects from Hord Coplan Macht.
    (How did you choose the playground equipment? Why did you plant that kind of tree? And what’s that tall grass over there?)
  • Great door prizes! Take a look…
  • Soccer fun and games with Potomac Soccer on the new William H. Hussmann, Jr. soccer field (including soccer ball juggling contests, soccer bowling and soccer tennis!)
  • Activities, crafts and giveaways with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
  • Ben & Jerry’s ice cream courtesy of our partner Glenstone Museum
  • Free organic gardening and lawn care tips from Paul Tukey, Chief Sustainability Officer with Glenstone Museum. Of course, Paul can also answer questions about Glenstone and its unique offerings of indoor and outdoor art, landscape architecture and architecture.
  • Face-painting with Designs by Jenn
  • Free copies of the latest edition of North Potomac Times
  • Fishing off the Cap’n Crabby fishing boat with Locust Grove Nature Center!
  • Remarks and ribbon-cutting, soccer field dedication, and more!

The parking lot is more than sufficient for everyday use at Greenbriar Park, but it will not be able to accommodate everyone coming to the Grand Opening. Save time and trouble and park at Potomac Oak Center, then take the free shuttle to Greenbriar! More information here

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Project History

This project provided for the creation of Greenbriar Local Park: a new park on a 25-acre parcel of undeveloped land on Glen Road in Travilah (Potomac), Maryland.

Montgomery Parks purchased the land for Greenbriar LP in 1992, and the new park was proposed in the 2002 Potomac Subregion Master Plan.  The 1998 Park Recreation and Open Space Master Plan and the updated 2005 Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan identified the Travilah planning area as having some of the highest unmet recreational needs in the county, specifically identifying the need for ball fields, basketball courts and playgrounds in this planning area.

A facility planning study was conducted, and a plan for the park was approved by the Montgomery County Planning Board on September 8, 2005.  Design started in 2011 and was completed two years later. Construction began in spring 2013, and was completed in fall 2016.

Features of the park include a regulation soccer/football field with spectator areas, a single basketball/multi-use court, a single grass volleyball court; a multi-age, interpretive playground, an asphalt loop path and pedestrian connections, entrance features, a picnic shelter, a stone pergola, a parking area with 67 spaces, landscaping and other miscellaneous amenities.   The park plan also preserves large portions of the site adjacent to the stream valley.  The project was approved and funded for detailed design and construction by the Montgomery County Council.

Construction Details

All the stone used to build the walls and columns in the park was sourced from Tri-State Quarry—the last operating stone quarry in Montgomery County.

The park’s natural grass soccer field measures 225-foot by 360-foot. The field is dedicated to former Montgomery County Planning Board Chair William H. Hussmann Jr., at the request of William Rickman Jr., who contributed $300,000 toward construction of the field. Hussmann died in 2010 after a career in business and government.

About 95 percent of the trees planted are native species, including oaks, maples and redbuds. The remaining plantings are perennials.

The playground for younger children features a poured-in-place rubber surface designed to look like a Chesapeake Bay beach.

Status/Project Update

Construction of the project is complete.

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 &
MEETING NOTES
LOCATION
 September 8, 2005  Planning Board Meeting:
Facility Plan approved
Montgomery Regional Office (M-NCPPC) Auditorium
8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
 February 2011  Design began
 November 15, 2012
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Community Meeting to  review construction plans and  schedule Travilah Elementary School All-Purpose Room
13801 Dufief Mill Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878
 Winter 2012/2013  Design completed
 Spring 2014  Construction began
 Fall 2016  Construction completed
 Saturday, November 5, 2016  11am-1pm  GRAND OPENING! 12525 Glen Road
Travilah, MD 20854

M-NCPPC Staff Contact
Linda Komes, Project Manager
Linda.Komes@MontgomeryParks.org
301-650-2860

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Last Updated: November 4, 2016