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Please share your thoughts on playground improvements at Glen Hills Local Park.

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The existing play equipment at Glen Hills Local Park has reached the end of its life expectancy.  The playground will be removed and replaced with new equipment, seating, and surfacing. In addition, accessibility to the playground will be updated and drainage will be installed.

Montgomery Parks has developed a unique concept design for the playground based on comments from our community meeting (held on February 24, 2022) and previous input collected via Open Town Hall.  Please see the proposed design below.

Playground Design

The proposed playground at Glen Hills Local Park will significantly expand the current play equipment offerings within the park. The new playground will include a set of swings (accommodating toddlers, older children, and children with physical disabilities), a new play structure for children 2 to 5 years old, a new play structure for children 5 to 12 years old, a freestanding net climber, and a freestanding spring rider.

The 5 to 12 structure is the focal point of the playground design with a variety of climbers, ladders, and slides. Users can choose from several possible routes to the top – with varying levels of difficulty – taking on a new challenge with each climb. The slides offer a safe and fun return to ground level. This larger play structure also includes a horizonal climber, rock-climbing wall, net climber, and spinner. Whimsical roof ‘sails’ on the top of each platform provide shade to the play surfaces below.

Elements from the larger structure are replicated on a smaller scale for younger park users (ages 2 to 5). Nearly every surface on this structure is designed for play, allowing several children to climb at once and creating endless opportunities for exploring. The structure includes two platforms (36” and 48” tall), three slides, and four climbers. Other play features integrate imaginative and interactive play including two hand drums, an interactive puzzle, and a crow’s nest with steering wheel. A solid roof above each platform provides shade to the play areas below.

Playground Layout Plan

Playground Renderings

Montgomery Parks plans to move forward with construction documents later this spring. If you have any questions or comments please contact Evan Dintaman (contact information below). Due to space limitations and safety requirements, we cannot promise additional requests/ideas will be incorporated, but we will try our best. More information on the project and timeline is available on the project page

Evan Dintaman, Project Manager

Phone: 301-495-2464

Evan Dintaman, Landscape Architectural Project Manager II Montgomery Parks | The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission