Falls Road Local Park (P098705)

  • Category: M-NCPPC
  • Sub Category: Development
  • Administering Agency: M-NCPPC (AAGE13)
  • Planning Area: Potomac-Travilah
  • Date Last Modified: 3/6/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation Impact: None
  • Status: Preliminary Design Stage




Falls Road Local Park, 12600 Falls Road, Potomac, is a 19.9-acre park located at the intersection of Falls Road and Falls Chapel Way. This park is the site of Hadley's Playground, a very popular play area designed for children of all abilities. Special education centers from throughout the County bring children to this park to enjoy the accessible playground equipment. This project funded the replacement of the rubberized surface that had deteriorated since it was originally installed in 1999. This project also funds the design for expansion of the existing parking lot that is inadequate to accommodate the volume of park patrons. In addition to the very popular Hadley's Playground, park amenities include several playing fields for football, soccer, and baseball games, and a loop trail.


12600 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854

Estimated Schedule

Playground surface installed in FY10. Design of expanded parking lot will be completed in FY14. Construction begins FY15.

Cost Change

Increase reflects introduction of pervious paving, addressing increased stormwater management regulations, and accessibility issues in parking lot and adjacent paths.


The facility plan was approved by the Montgomery County Planning Board in October 2007.

Fiscal Note

FY14 reduced appropriation OF $937,000 in Program Open Space funding due to lack of availability of these funds.


A pedestrian impact analysis has been completed for this project. M-NCPPC (A13) asserts that this project conforms to the requirements of relevant local plans, as required by the Maryland Economic Growth, Resource Protection and Planning Act.