Montgomery Parks intends to build a new neighborhood park in Lyttonsville and will present its initial plans during a virtual community meeting, officials announced.
The site is next to the existing Georgetown branch and the CSX/WMATA right of way at the end of Talbot Avenue, between Kansas and Michigan avenues.
“The parcel fronts the future Capital Crescent Trail and Purple Line light rail on the north side and is approximately ¼ mile from the future Purple Line Lyttonsville Station,” according to a press release.
While the area is currently being used as a staging area for Purple Line construction, Montgomery Parks expects the land to be transferred to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission when the light-rail line is completed.
The park will be come part of the Capital Crescent Trail. It is intended for use as neighborhood green space and also will serve as a rest stop, with amenities, along the trail.
The online meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 29 from 7–8:30 p.m. Interested residents can join via Zoom at MoCoParks.org/LyttonsvilleTownHall, or call 301.715.8952 for Webinar ID 868 3980 6101, to provide feedback and ask questions.
The original planning process began in the winter of 2019 but was halted when Purple Line construction stopped. It restarted this spring and will continue.
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