Park Improvement Projects

The City's Parks & Recreation Division is constantly working to improve our park system, including the addition of amenities at each park, upgrades to existing facilities, or the development of totally new parks. Below is a list of current and planned projects - for more information, please contact the Parks & Recreation Division at 301-739-8577 ext. 169.

Skatepark at Fairgounds Park

Coming in the fall of 2021, a 25,000 square foot concrete skatepark designed and constructed by the world-renowned Spohn Ranch from Los Angeles California; the park is supported by the Tony Hawk Foundation.  The park design is the result of two public input sessions, and the project is driven by a City Council appointed a Task Force of citizens  The goal of is to provide a skatepark that will provide a safe, designated place for all-wheeled sport enthusiasts (skateboarders, BMX bike riders, inline skaters, scooter riders, etc.) of all skill levels to develop their skills and enjoy the company of their peers.   A pump track, artistic features and shade structure is also included.  

 Skatepark photo 

Other Projects Planned for 2020/21: 

  • Replacing hedge along Virginia Avenue with ornamental fence
  • Re-landscaping the "sunken spring" and tree planting in City Park
  • More holiday lighting in City Park
  • Bathroom remodeling in the FIT Room at Fairgrounds Park
  • Stormdrain replacement at Hager Park
  • Porch replacement at the Hager House
  • Walking path upgrades in various parks