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Jun 29 15

Montgomery Parks 2015 Independence Day Weekend Operating Schedule

by Melissa Chotiner

SILVER SPRING, MD—Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission , has a variety of activities the public can enjoy during July 4th holiday weekend including:

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Splash and Mini Golf-a-Thon (Saturday starting at 10 AM)  

  • $5 covers entrance to the Splash Playground and two rounds of mini golf

Germantown Glory Fireworks (Saturday starting at 7 PM, Raindate: July 5) 

  • Free to the public with live music and fireworks; food vendors will be on site.

Visit the Montgomery Parks calendar to learn more.

In addition, several facilities will remain open for use during the holiday including:

  • Black Hill Visitor Center and Black Hill Boats
  • Brookside Gardens and Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit
  • Cabin John Miniature Train
  • Wheaton Miniature Train and Carousel

All other Montgomery Parks’ facilities, parks, and programs will follow standard operating hours with the following exceptions:

  • All Recreational and Regional Athletic Fields: closed July 3, open July 4 and 5
  • Brookside Nature Center: closed July 3, open July 4, 9 AM – 5 PM and July 5, 1 – 5 PM
  • Meadowside Nature Center: closed July 3 and 4
  • Park Permits Office: closed July 3
  • Pauline Betz Addie Tennis Center at Cabin John Regional Park: (open July 3, closed July 4 and 5)
  • Wheaton Indoor Tennis Center: (open July 3, closed July 4 and 5)

July 4th is one of the most popular park visitation days. The Montgomery Park Police urge park visitors to adhere to park rules and regulations during the holiday and remind you that possession and use of fireworks in Montgomery County is illegal.

 

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Jun 25 15

Casey Anderson and Norman Dreyfuss Begin New Four-Year Terms on Montgomery Planning Board

by Bridget Schwiesow

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Anderson and Dreyfuss sworn in by Clerk of the Circuit Court to serve on the five-member Planning Board

SILVER SPRING, MD  The Montgomery County Planning Board, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), reinstated Casey Anderson (D) as Planning Board Chair and Norman Dreyfuss (R) as a member of the Board. Both will serve four year terms.

Anderson and Dreyfuss were sworn in by the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Barbara Meiklejohn, at the start of the Planning Board meeting on June 25. The other members of the five-person Planning Board are Amy Presley (R), Natali Fani-González (D) and Marye Wells-Harley (D).

The County Council originally appointed Anderson to the Planning Board in June 2011 and designated him as Chair in July 2014. Dreyfuss was first appointed to a partial term in February 2010 and will now begin his second full term. Both members applied for reappointment.

“I am honored to be reappointed by the County Council as Planning Board Chair,” said Anderson. “I look forward to reorienting our agency by aligning transportation rules more closely with economic development goals. We will facilitate a wider variety of housing types to meet the needs of our changing population and workforce, and streamline regulatory processes to speed up the review of new development while protecting the public interest.”

The Montgomery Planning Board oversees the Montgomery County Planning Department and Montgomery Parks. Several of the board’s priorities related to parks include activating urban parks; increasing ball field capacity and facilities for active recreation; and enhancing and expanding the parks’ world class trail network, according to Anderson.

“Thank you to Council President George Leventhal and the Council for their approval of my reappointment,” said Dreyfuss. “I am pleased to continue the work of the Planning Board and provide a thoughtful and realistic approach to the most pressing land use projects and issues facing our region.”

About the Montgomery County Planning Board

The Planning Board oversees the Montgomery County Planning Department and Department of Parks, and advises the County Council on land use and community planning. The Chair serves a full time position on the Montgomery County Planning Board and receives a salary of $200,000. The part-time Board Members receive an annual salary of $30,000. They also serve as Commissioners of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, a bicounty agency established in 1927 to protect public land.

As part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the Montgomery County Planning Board works to:

-Manage physical growth.
-Plan communities.
-Protect and steward natural, cultural and historical resources.
-Provide leisure and recreational experiences.

Jun 19 15

County Planning Board Visits Nine Park Sites to View Newest Features

by Bridget Schwiesow

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June 11 tour reveals diversity of urban park and recreational facilities, including cricket field, artificial turf, tree farm and historic barn renovation

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Board joined staff from Montgomery Parks and Planning Departments on a tour of nine County park sites on Thursday, June 11, 2015. These sites represent a small fraction of the 420 parks managed by the Department of Parks, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, but represent some of the newest designs and practices in urban and recreational settings. They serve as models for the 34 future parks recommended as part of master plans for communities such as Downtown Bethesda, Westbard, White Oak, White Flint and others throughout the county.

The daylong bus and walking tour included visits to:

Germantown Town Center Urban Park – This nearly nine-acre parcel next to the new Germantown Regional Library is a creative solution to a constrained site. Raised walkways around an existing wetland lead to a green space filled with sculptural seating and a plaza with public artworks shaped like trees. Parks like this one will become more common as the County urbanizes and implements master-planned open spaces within dense communities.

Ridge Road Recreational Park – With its multiple ball fields, tennis and volleyball courts and in-line hockey rink, these 56 acres in Germantown reflect the multi-purpose nature of County recreational parks. The Parks and Planning Board’s visit highlighted a successful field renovation, now planted with Bermuda grass to withstand heavy use and achieve regrowth more quickly. Artificial turf on playing fields is also being tried out, as evident in the visit to Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreational Park in Silver Spring.

Strawberry Knoll Local Park – The Planning Board seized the opportunity to try out the new cricket pitch in this park with balls pitched by members of the local cricket league. Increasing interest in this sport led M-NCPPC to create three cricket fields in the County.

Laytonia Recreational Park – The Planning Board visited a new recreational park on 51 acres of land located on Airpark Road, just north of Muncaster Mill Road. The site plan includes four fields (two adult baseball and two youth baseball), with a central plaza containing a building to house a press box, restrooms and vending area. The plan also includes a playground, lighted basketball court, two picnic shelters, in-line skating rink, and trailhead parking to access an existing natural surface trail located just north of park property.

Pope Farm Nursery – The Planning Board toured the grounds to see the wide variety of trees, shrubs and flowers grown at this Gaithersburg facility for hundreds of County parks. About 700 tons of leaves and branches are composted here each year to create mulch for the parks.

Rock Creek Regional Park – Montgomery Parks staff presented plans for a new maintenance facility at the five-acre construction site in the park. This facility will be the first LEED Gold-certified maintenance facility in the system.

Solar Farm – The tour also passed the site of a future solar farm, due to be constructed off Needwood Road near the Intercounty Connector (ICC), as part of the Parks Department’s sustainability program. Consistent with Montgomery County’s energy initiatives, the solar panels will create power that can be sold into the utility grid and offset the cost of the parks’ energy usage, when installed at the end of 2015.

Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park -The visit to this Sandy Spring-area park with its Federal-style home highlighted the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of a stone barn and carriage house on the property. These structures will become part of a future visitor center, scheduled to open in 2016. Traditional and multi-media exhibits will present the history of the Quakers, Underground Railroad, enslaved and free black populations in the area.

Martin Luther King Recreational Park – The tour finished in the eastern part of the County with a tour of athletic fields and an opportunity to see different types of turf treatments.

Jun 9 15

County Council Reappoints Casey Anderson and Norman Dreyfuss to Planning Board

by Bridget Schwiesow

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Anderson and Dreyfuss will both serve four-year terms on the five-member Planning Board

SILVER SPRING, MD  The Montgomery County Planning Board, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), announces the Montgomery County Council’s reappointment of Casey Anderson (D) to the position of Planning Board Chair for a four-year term. The Council also reappointed Planning Board member Norman Dreyfuss (R) to a four-year term.

In addition to Anderson and Dreyfuss, the Planning Board members are Amy Presley (R), Natali Fani-González (D) and Marye Wells-Harley (D).

The Council originally appointed Anderson to the Planning Board in June 2011 and designated him as Chair in July 2014. Norman Dreyfuss was first appointed to a partial term in February 2010 and is now completing his first full term. Both members applied for reappointment.

“I am honored to be reappointed by the County Council as Planning Board Chair,” said Anderson. “I look forward to reorienting our agency. We need to align transportation rules more closely with economic development goals. We will facilitate a wider variety of housing types to meet the needs of our changing population and workforce, and streamline regulatory processes to speed up the review of new development while protecting the public interest.”

In overseeing the County Department of Parks, Chair Anderson said he will focus on creating great urban parks, providing more ball field capacity and facilities for active recreation, and building a world-class trail network.

“Thank you to Council President George Leventhal and the Council for their approval of my reappointment,” said Norman Dreyfuss. “I am pleased to continue the work of the Planning Board and provide a thoughtful and realistic approach to the most pressing land use projects and issues facing our region.”

Within three days of the Council’s appointments, the names of the appointees will be delivered to the County Executive, who will approve or disapprove the appointment within 30 days.

About the Montgomery County Planning Board
The Planning Board oversees the Montgomery County Planning Department and Department of Parks, and advises the County Council on land use and community planning. The Chair serves a full time position on the Montgomery County Planning Board and receives a salary of $200,000. The part-time Board Members receive and annual salary of $30,000. They also serve as Commissioners of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, a bicounty agency established in 1927 to protect public land.

As part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the Montgomery County Planning Board works to:

-Manage physical growth.
-Plan communities.
-Protect and steward natural, cultural and historical resources.
-Provide leisure and recreational experiences.

Learn more about the Montgomery County Planning Board.

About Casey Anderson
Casey Anderson is a Silver Spring resident, attorney and community activist. Previously, Anderson served on the boards of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, Citizens League of Montgomery County, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and Committee for Montgomery. He is also a former vice president of the Woodside Civic Association and executive vice chairman of the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board. Anderson holds undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown University, and a graduate degree in journalism from Columbia University.

About Norman Dreyfuss
Appointed to the Planning Board in February 2010, Norman Dreyfuss, is executive vice president of IDI MD, the developer of Leisure World and many other developments throughout the Washington, D.C., region. Dreyfuss, who has worked in all aspects of community development, is a champion of affordable housing and co-chairs the County’s annual Affordable Housing Conference. He formerly served as Commissioner on the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission. A resident of Potomac, Dreyfuss holds a law degree from American University and degrees in mechanical engineering and fine arts from Rutgers University.

Jun 9 15

Montgomery Parks Hosts Eco-Art Installation at Little Bennett Regional Park Featuring Artist Mark Parsons

by Melissa Chotiner

Reception and inaugural viewing will take place Saturday, June 13, 2015, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
 

SILVER SPRING, MDMontgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and the Hyattstown Mill Arts Project invite the public to a special environmental art installation at Little Bennett Regional Park on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Noted artist Mark Parsons will install a site specific environmental sculpture “Big Burr,” marking the completion of Phase 1 of the Day Use Area of Little Bennett Regional Park.

 

WHAT:          Reception and viewing of Mark Parsons environmental sculpture installation titled “Big Burr,” which is being created with the removed invasive bamboo materials from the site construction.

 

WHEN:          Saturday, June 13, 2015, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:        Little Bennett Regional Park, Day Use Area, 24615 Frederick Road, Clarksburg, MD 20871

 

WHY:             Celebrate the completion of Phase 1 of the Little Bennett Regional Park Day Use Area project and showcase the site specific eco sculpture symbolizing the park’s ecological significance and aesthetics of its rural landscape.

 
Phase I of the Little Bennett Regional Park Day Use Area project features a vehicular entrance, visitor parking, horse trailer parking, picnic areas, natural surface trail and meadow restoration. The complete project is a multi-year initiative that will provide two public entrances to the park along MD Route 355 with nature based recreational activities emphasizing the site’s unique ecological and cultural heritage.  The program includes a multi-purpose classroom pavilion, picnic areas, play complex, amphitheater, public art, interpretive trails, and boardwalks among many other amenities.

 
Other community partners involved with the Environmental Art Installation include the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County and the Sugarloaf Citizens Association.

 

About The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Montgomery Parks

Montgomery Parks manages more than 36,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 420 parks. Montgomery Parks is a department of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. The M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems. www.montgomeryparks.org

 

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Jun 3 15

Brookside Gardens Wings of Fancy Exhibit Returns in July 2015

by Melissa Chotiner

Brookside butterfly039SILVER SPRING, MD— Brookside Gardens, a facility of Montgomery Parks, is happy to announce the return of its premier Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit. The seasonal display, starting July 1, features hundreds of live butterflies from all over the world. Families, students, nature lovers, and everyone in between can get an up close experience of these brilliant butterflies from North America, Costa Rica, Africa and Asia as they soar among colorful flowers. Visitors can learn about their amazing metamorphosis, the important role butterflies play in having healthy ecosystems, and how to ensure these beautiful insects thrive in our own gardens.

 

Wings of Fancy not only provides a unique experience to interact with both native and exotic butterflies, but also important learning opportunities. Through inspiring interpretation and knowledgeable staff, visitors discover what they can do in their own lives, communities, and landscapes to create an environment that supports the full lifecycle of these colorful creatures. The Gardens provides an educational brochure, “Gardening for Butterflies,” full of tips for selecting the best plants to attract all stages of the butterfly lifecycle, from egg to adult. Visitors can see those garden ideas in action right outside the Conservatory in the newly certified Monarch Waystation Garden. For the kids, Brookside Gardens offers a summer camp, Butterfly Flutterby Fun, where they can learn more about these amazing pollinators, get a special behind-the-scenes tour, create butterfly crafts, and more.

 

The display runs July through October and is open seven days a week from 10 am to 4 pm. Cost is $8 ages 13 and up, $5 ages 3-12, and free for ages 0-2. Frequent visitor, family, and dual passes available at the Brookside Gardens’ Visitors Center or at the Conservatory gift shops.

 

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About The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Montgomery Parks
Montgomery Parks manages more than 36,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 420 parks. Montgomery Parks is a department of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. The M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems. www.montgomeryparks.org.

Jun 2 15

Department of Parks and Planning Will Participate in Taste of Wheaton Festival on June 7

by Bridget Schwiesow

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A rendering of the Town Square being designed for Wheaton
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County planners and Parks staff will be on hand at annual food festival to discuss current projects and future headquarters, and answer questions from community

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department, and Montgomery Parks, both part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, are participating  in the annual Taste of Wheaton festival this Sunday, June 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Grandview Avenue and Reedie Drive (one block from the Wheaton Metrorail station). Planners will be available to discuss the future M-NCPPC building and plaza that will be constructed in Wheaton, and other important projects, such as the County Bicycle Master Plan and plans to amend the Wheaton Regional Park Master Plan, at the 20th annual event. Children’s activities, including coloring books, also will be available at the Planning Department booth.

About the Taste of Wheaton

The annual food festival sponsored by the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce highlights the diversity of local restaurants through tastings and cooking demonstrations. Live musical performances and arts and crafts exhibits are also part of the event. Kids’ activities include face paintings, balloon sculptures and carnival rides.

About the Taste of Wheaton
The annual food festival sponsored by the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce highlights the diversity of local restaurants through tastings and cooking demonstrations. Live musical performances and arts and crafts exhibits are also part of the event. Kids’ activities include face paintings, balloon sculptures and carnival rides.

May 27 15

Montgomery Parks Celebrates First Park in the County Certified for Sustainability; Park to be Dedicated to Former Parks Director Mary Bradford

by Melissa Chotiner

Park opening celebration will take place Saturday, June 6, 2015, 10:30 a.m. 
2001 Evans Parkway, Silver Spring, MD 20902

 SILVER SPRING, MDMontgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission will host a celebration on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park.

WHAT:          Community celebration and ribbon cutting including family-friendly activities and tours of the park

WHEN:          Saturday, June 6, 2015, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

*Rain date: Sunday, June 7, 2015, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. To check status of event in inclement weather please call: 301-765-8787 and listen for Sligo area

WHERE:        Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park, 2001 Evans Parkway, Silver Spring, MD 20902

 WHY:             Celebrate Montgomery Parks’ newest park and first one to be certified for sustainability practices.

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Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park is Montgomery Parks’ newest park and the first pilot project in the county certified by the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES™) Rating System and was awarded a three-star rating for sustainable site design, construction and maintenance. Sustainable landscapes significantly enhance the environment by:

  • Reducing water demand,
  • Filtering and reducing stormwater runoff,
  • Providing wildlife habitat,
  • Reducing energy consumption,
  • Improving air quality and human health and
  • Increasing outdoor recreation opportunities.

The park will be dedicated to Mary Bradford, former Director of Montgomery Parks. It was during Director Bradford’s tenure that the park was conceived and developed.

 

“Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park represents a significant achievement for Montgomery Parks, showcasing our mission of environmental stewardship while also fostering a special place for people to relax and recreate,” said Mike Riley, Director of Montgomery Parks. “It is with great pride that we dedicate this new park to former director Mary Bradford.”

The park has many unique features in addition to the environmental components, including interactive public artwork, connections to regional bikeway and public transit systems, an iconic pedestrian bridge and a paved wheel area that serves as an echo center for kids to play and explore their voices.

About Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park
Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park is 7.3 acres located in Silver Spring, Maryland. It features an informal playfield, open lawn areas, a playground, paved wheel area that serves as an echo center, two tennis courts, two half basketball courts, a picnic area and shade structure, loop walking trails, an iconic pedestrian bridge, contemplative seating areas, interactive public artwork, interpretive displays, connections to regional bikeway and public transit systems, natural meadow areas and shady woodland areas.

 

About The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Montgomery Parks
Montgomery Parks manages more than 36,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 420 parks. Montgomery Parks is a department of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. The M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems. www.montgomeryparks.org

 

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May 20 15

Montgomery Parks 2015 Memorial Day Operating Schedule

by Melissa Chotiner

SILVER SPRING, MD—Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission has a variety of activities the public can enjoy during the Memorial Day weekend including:

  • Private Gardens Tour through Brookside Gardens
  • Free Guided Hikes at the Underground Railroad at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park and Oakley Cabin African American Museum
  • Spring Photo Walk at Meadowside Nature Center
  • Outdoor Classroom Explore-a-Thon @ Black Hill Visitors Center

Please visit www.montgomeryparks.org/calendar/ for more details.

In addition, several seasonal facilities will open for full-time use starting Memorial Day weekend including:

All other Montgomery Parks’ facilities, parks, and programs will follow standard operating hours with the following exceptions:

Closed Saturday, May 23 – Monday, May 25:

  • Cabin John Ice Rink
  • Wheaton Ice Rink
  • Brookside Nature Center

Closed Monday, May 25:

  • Pauline Betz Addie Tennis Center at Cabin John Regional Park
  • Wheaton Indoor Tennis Center
  • Locust Grove Nature Center
  • Meadowside Nature Center
  • All recreational and regional athletic fields located in Montgomery Parks
  • Park permits office

 

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About The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Montgomery Parks
Montgomery Parks manages more than 36,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 420 parks. Montgomery Parks is a department of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. The M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems. www.montgomeryparks.org.

 

May 18 15

Montgomery Parks Issues Request for Proposals to Find a Tenant for the Historic Darby Store

by Melissa Chotiner

Pre-bid meeting (for people who were unable to attend first meeting) will take place Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 9 a.m., RSVP required by June 3.

SILVER SPRING, MDMontgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to select a tenant for the Darby Store, located in the Beallsville Historic District at 19801 Darnestown Road, Beallsville, MD 20839. Montgomery Parks is seeking a tenant to reinvigorate the building while keeping in mind its historic character.

Darby Store current photoA mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will take place on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at Owens Local Park Activity Building, 19900 Beallsville Road, Beallsville, MD, 20932.  This is the second meeting intended for interested parties who were not able to attend the first meeting. Attendees must RSVP by June 3 to Jana.Harris@MNCPPC.org or Julie.Mueller@MontgomeryParks.org

M-NCPPC is looking for a tenant who will have creative ideas for this special building that may include but are not limited to:

  • Handicraft, music, book, gift, art, variety store
  • Antiques, furniture or furnishings shop
  • Garden supply, hardware center
  • Charitable / philanthropic institution, museum
  • Office space

Parks staff will discuss the RFP process, outline conditions for use of the historic site and answer questions. The Darby Store will be open directly following the meeting for interested parties to inspect. All potential tenants must attend the pre-bid meeting.

Interested parties may download the Darby Store Leasing RFP (#P35-127) or by contacting Jana.Harris@MNCPPC.org. The application deadline is July 7, 2015.

About the Darby Store
Located at the intersection of Routes 28 and 109 in the Beallsville, MD Historic District, this beautiful rehabilitated country store offers a generous 3,500+ square feet of combined retail, office and storage space. It also includes a new parking lot, HVAC, plumbing and electric systems, and an ADA accessible front entrance. The property is zoned Neighborhood Retail (NR).

Centrally located in the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve, the Darby Store is less than a mile from Woodstock Equestrian Special Park, and easily accessible from Bethesda, Poolesville, Frederick and Sugarloaf Mountain. This area boasts many local businesses such as wineries, pick-your-own farms, artist studios, and hiking trails. The store sits at the intersection of two Rural Rustic Roads that are a favorite recreational route for tourist exploration and cyclists.

M-NCPPC has been working hard to bring new life to this quaint store. Its rehabilitation will be completed by the end of June 2015.

For questions about the RFP or to obtain a copy, please contact Jana.Harris@MNCPPC.org. For general information about the Darby Store and the proposal please contact Julie Mueller at Julie.Mueller@MontgomeryParks.org or by phone at 301-650-4390.

 

About The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Montgomery Parks
Montgomery Parks manages more than 36,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 420 parks. Montgomery Parks is a department of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. The M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems. www.montgomeryparks.org

 

 

Accessibility

Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Contact us a minimum of five business days in advance of the program start date or public meeting date to request a disability accommodation. CONTACT INFO HERE.

 

 

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