M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks is in the second phase of developing Urban Park Guidelines for Montgomery Parks.
The Urban Park Guidelines are used by Park Planning Staff to prepare recommendations to the Planning Board for parks in community based master plans, park master plans, and park facility plans in urban areas. These guidelines provide some predictability, consistency, and practicality to urban park recommendations. This allows Parks and the Planning Board flexibility to respond to changing public interests, within the context of a particular community, incorporating demographic projections and best practices into the decision making process.
Throughout 2015 Park Planning Staff will develop a Draft Urban Park Guidelines document for public review and eventual Planning Board approval.
The purpose of the Urban Parks Guidelines is:
In 2010, the Board approved the Objectives, Outreach Strategy and Schedule (PDF, 1.5MB) for the Urban Park Guidelines. Subsequently, as part of the 2012 Park Recreation & Open Space (PROS) Plan, the Planning Board approved the first phase of the Urban Park Guidelines, which:
Staff is now beginning to develop the second phase of the Guidelines, which will address the following planning objectives:
We have been looking into models and practices from around the country to learn how other park authorities handle acquisition, ownership, maintenance, programming, and policing of public parks and open space.
Have your voice heard!
Ideas from the public are welcome throughout the planning process and there are a number of opportunities for early input. Public meeting(s) will be scheduled for public comment on the preliminary concepts and recommendations.
Staff will rely on this web page to keep citizens updated on the Guidelines. Interested citizens and civic groups are encouraged to become part of our e-mail lists. For those interested in the plan who do not have e-mail, information can be mailed to you and traditional press releases will be issued to publicize public meetings.
The Plan schedule and presentation materials for this project are listed on the calendar below including any, public meetings, surveys, meeting notes, and focus group notes.
Date | Time
|Discussion Topic & Meeting Notes||Location|
|ONGOING||Inter-agency meetings on draft objectives and issues|
|Planning Board Briefing: Urban Park Guidelines. – June 3, 2010. Item #10 .
– Staff Memo(.PDF, 1.5MB)
– PowerPoint presentation (.PDF, 1.5MB)
|M-NCPPC Montgomery Regional Office (MRO)
8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910
|Planning Board approval: 2012 PROS Plan|
|SUMMER||Public Review of Draft Urban Park Guidelines|
|FALL||Planning Board Public Hearing for approval of Urban Park Guidelines|
|TBD||Publish Approved Urban Park Guidelines|
This is where you will find links to press releases, print articles, videos and community links related to this project. If you would like to see additional links added to this site, please contact the Project Coordinator.
If you have additional questions, please contact the project manager.
Park and Trail Planning Supervisor – Master Planner
Park Planning and Stewardship Division
Brooke.Farquhar@MontgomeryParks.org | 301-650-4388