Officials at Montgomery Parks have released the concept plan for a new South Silver Spring Park that will be located at 1110 East-West Highway.
The site is the former location of National Tire and Battery. The County Council approved $7.5 million to buy the property for a new park in November of last year.
The concept is based on recommendations in the Silver Spring and Adjacent Communities Plan, as well as public suggestions gathered in an open house and via an online survey taken earlier this year.
Proposed features for the new park include a promenade, picnic area, fitness area, stage, dog run, bocce, multi-sports court, drinking fountain, age-specific playgrounds and nature play areas, and games.
In addition, there will be new plantings including street trees, shade and flowering trees, bioretention areas and landscape beds for pollinator-friendly plants.
“We recognize the important role this park will play for this community, and we are moving swiftly to get it built and open to the public,” said Mike Riley, director of Montgomery Parks, in a press release.
Current plans call for demolition this winter and construction to begin in 2023; the park’s opening is planned for later next year.
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