Hillandale Local Park

Hillandale, Maryland

Annapolis Landscape Architects was selected by the M-NCPPC to develop a Facility Plan for Hillandale Local Park, a master plan and community consensus building and funding document.   Already a dense, highly-used urban park located just north of Interstate-495, the Washington Beltway.  This Facility Plan process sought to improve upon vehicular entrances, internal circulation, inadequate parking, aged park elements, environmental protection, safety, and current recreational needs. A series of community meetings and schematic plans were used to vet out desirable uses and reach community consensus on the park design.  A "native inhabitants" themed natural playground is a central focal point to the design and combines water play with dinosaur fossils and bear caves.

Client:  Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Engineer:  Charles P. Johnson and Associates