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Willard Avenue Neighborhood Park

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Project Description

This project renovates and replaces exercise equipment in Willard Avenue Neighborhood Park, located at 4915 River Road, Bethesda, MD.


The existing playground was removed and a completely new playground was installed in its place.

Status/Project Update

A public meeting was held on Thursday, February 28, 2013 to gather input and ideas from the community. In response to community comments, invasive vegetation was removed to improve visibility into the park from River Road, and additional trash receptacles and picnic tables have been installed in the park. The playground design was installed this past fall (2013). Exercise equipment will be replaced and existing paths will be resurfaced as a second phase of work early in 2014. Park staff will also explore the feasibility of providing a small skateboarding area within the park.

Calendar and Meeting Notes

Schedule for the calendar is currently being developed. Links to review meeting notes and presentation materials will be attached to each applicable calendar event as it is scheduled and completed.

February 28, 2013
7pm - 9pm
Community Meeting to discuss playground renovations and upgrades
- Community meeting notes
The Village Center
Friendship Heights
4433 South Park Avenue
Bethesda, MD
June 2013 Design completed  
Fall 2013/Winter 2014 - Playground complete
- Exercise equipment to be installed this winter (2013-2014)

M-NCPPC Staff Contact

Kathleen Dearstine, Project Manager

Date of last update: December 30, 2013