South Germantown Recreational Park Cricket Field

Project Description

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 the 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.

Status/Project Update

Design has been completed and permitted.  Bidding and selection processes are underway and expected to complete late July 2017.  Construction is expected to begin August/September 2017.   A rendering of the approved site plan will be placed above as soon as it has been completed.

Calendar and Meeting Notes

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.


June 3, 2015

Community Meeting

South Germantown Recreational Park
Maryland Soccerplex & Discovery Sports Building
18031 Central Park Circle
Boyds, MD 20841
July 30, 2015

Planning Board Meeting – Site Selection Approved

(Item 13)

View the Planning Board Meeting

Montgomery Regional Office Building
8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
March 2017 Estimated design completion

Summer 2017

Construction scheduled to begin


M-NCPPC Staff Contact

Josh Arnett, Project Manager

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Last Updated: July 21, 2017