Maryland Blogger: $2.14 Million for New Park in Gaithersburg

$2.14 Million for New Park in Gaithersburg

$2.14 Million for New Park in Gaithersburg 

The Board of Public Works has unanimously approved a Maryland Department of Natural Resources item to commit $2.14 million in Program Open Space funds toward developing a local park at the former Consumer Product Safety Commission site in Gaithersburg.

The city plans to improve the 9.54-acre property to meet the demands of a growing, diverse population. The park will include open space plus a community garden, covered picnic pavilions, a nature play space, outdoor fitness equipment, a paved walking trail and a tot lot.

Gaithersburg acquired the land through the federal Lands to Parks Program. The total $5 million project will also include infrastructure upgrades and use city funds and a state bond bill.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Announcement


Program Open Space Local provides both financial and technical assistance to local subdivisions for the acquisition, development and planning of public open space and recreational areas. More than 6,200 projects have been assisted through Program Open Space Local grants.

Photo of future site of park in Gaithersburg

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Comment balloon 8 commentsRoy Kelley • April 08 2019 06:27PM


Good morning Roy - I was not aware of this program but it sounds like everyone is on board to create a great community space.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 1 year ago

Good morning, Roy... the more parks, the better, if you ask me. Charlotte is rich in parks and I believe that enriches the lives of its residents.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) about 1 year ago

Good morning Roy. Like the idea of more open space. Never enough in an urban setting. Enjoy your day!

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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 1 year ago


Parks are so important in any neighborhood.  It enhances the environment, the air and encourage people to exercise in a lovely setting.  A

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Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) about 1 year ago

Hi Roy - parks are so important to the enhancement and better living of cities everywhere.  The more park, open space and greenery can only improve our lives.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 about 1 year ago

Thank you very much for your comments. Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 1 year ago