Woodside Urban Park Skate Spot

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Click on thumbnails for larger views (Final design for Skate Spot)

Project Update

Montgomery Parks, M-NCPPC, is installing a Skate Spot in Woodside Urban Park. Construction begins in May. The new Skate Spot will provide youth in our community with enhanced play opportunities.  The Skate Spot will complement the existing facilities in the park and provide young people with a well-designed and safe place to skate.

The Skate Spot is intended as an interim use in the park.  A permanent skate facility will be considered as part of the overall facility plan for the entire park.  The Facility Planning process for the renovation will start on May 17, 2010 with a public meeting at the Montgomery Regional Office Auditorium8787 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. The community is invited to participate in the planning and design of the park at that time.

Facts about the Skate Spot

  • What is a Skate Spot?
    There are different kinds of small skateparks.  A “skate spot” generally contains street-style obstacles such as ledges or embankments.
  • Where will it be located?
    The Skate Spot is located on the former paddle tennis court between the gymnasium and basketball court.
  • What is the facility size?
    Approximately 3,500 square feet.
  • What are the design features?
    The design features concrete modular elements on a concrete pad.

Project Update

Montgomery Parks, M-NCPPC, installed a Skate Spot in Woodside Urban Park in summer of 2011. The Skate Spot complements the existing facilities in the park and provides young people with a well-designed and safe place to skate. The Skate Spot is intended as an interim use before future renovation of the park to accommodate the recreational need in the area. The Facility Plan for the renovation of Woodside Urban Park was developed and approved by the Montgomery County Planning Board on October 6, 2011. The plan recommends grouping active recreation at the north quadrant, retaining the Skate Spot as a facility and providing a common open space for flexible uses in the central area.

The park is proposed in the Capital Improvements Program for design in Fiscal Years 2015-16.  A review of this facility will likely occur at that time in order to coordinate with the design for the adjacent county facility. View and read more about the Woodside Urban Park Facility Plan.

M-NCPPC Staff Contact

Ching-Fang Chen, Project Manager/Landscape Architect

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Last Updated: August 9, 2016