Category: Park and Planning

Parks to Present Pilot Proposal for E-bikes, E-scooters on Trails

Montgomery Parks will present a proposal to the Planning Board this week to allow a pilot program that would permit e-bikes and e-scooters on certain trails in the park system. The plan calls for a six-month trial period, on hard-surface trails only, running from June 1 to December 1, with an option to extend the program. If approved at the May 9 meeting, the pilot would evaluate use of these personal transportation vehicles on the trails, whether they should be allowed permanently and, if so, how to best to integrate e-bikes/e-scooters into the trail system. The pilot would only...

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Nolte Park Activity Building Gone; Community Garden Planned

The activity building at Nolte Local Park has been taken down and its foundation will serve as the base for a new community garden, according to plans from Montgomery Parks. In March of last year, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission issued a Request for Proposals for the adaptive reuse of the building, located at 200 Denver Rd., but did not receive any viable proposals. Montgomery Parks then held a public meeting in December to propose the idea of a community garden and gather feedback from residents and others. In addition, the department sought comments online in January of...

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Park Police Investigating Alleged Embezzlement from Foundation

The Maryland-National Capital Park Police are investigating an alleged case of embezzlement from the Montgomery Parks Foundation, according Lt. Jeffrey Coe, public information officer for the Montgomery County division of the park police. There has not yet been an arrest in the case, Coe said, which the department estimated involves five or six figures. “It’s still under investigation,” Coe said. “We haven’t got the exact amounts yet.” An employee of the Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission assigned to support the foundation was described as a “person of interest” in the case, according to an earlier statement from the police....

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Ellsworth Dog Park Closing for Maintenance

Ellsworth Urban Dog Park at 621 Ellsworth Dr. is scheduled to close today for annual maintenance, according to the Montgomery Parks website. Crews will be replacing the mulch and wood chips in the park, as well as swale work to manage storm water run-off, and digging out and leveling retaining walls, a spokesperson said. The work is expected to take about two weeks, and then the park will reopen for its usual hours of sunrise to sunset. Photo taken at the park by Mike...

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Montgomery Parks Surveying Residents About Future Dog Parks

Montgomery Parks is surveying residents within all five Regional Service Centers to help determine possible options for future dog parks. The surveys are part of a Dog Parks Site Suitability Study currently underway and ask residents of each area to choose from a set of locations determined by parks staff. Each study area was defined as within a half-mile radius of areas zoned for high-density housing, such as townhomes or multi-family homes, since those residents tend to lack yards. Staff then looked at existing facilities and graded them on size, proximity to playgrounds and residents (to avoid potential conflicts...

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