Laytonia Recreational Park (P038703)

  • Category: M-NCPPC
  • Sub Category: Development
  • Administering Agency: M-NCPPC (AAGE13)
  • Planning Area: Gaithersburg Vicinity
  • Date Last Modified: 4/21/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation Impact: None
  • Status: Final Design Stage




Laytonia Recreational Park is located at the northeast quadrant of the intersection of Muncaster Mill Road and Airpark Road in the Derwood area of Rockville. Access to this new park will be from Airpark Road. The park consists of three parcels totaling nearly 51 acres: an undeveloped surplus school site, a parcel dedicated through the subdivision process, and adjacent church property purchased by M NCPPC. The new County Animal Shelter will be located on a 7-acre portion of the property. The approved plan includes: one full-size lit, irrigated baseball field; one lit synthetic turf field; two rectangular irrigated turf fields; 240 parking spaces with the potential for 50 additional spaces in the future if needed; playground; basketball court; combination restroom picnic shelter; and trails.


7315 Muncaster Mill Road, Rockville, MD 20855

Estimated Schedule

Design through FY 14 with construction to begin in FY15

Cost Change

Cost increase due to inflation and in response to new legislation regarding water quality and monitoring in the special protection area.


2012 Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan. Land Preservation, Parks, and Recreation Plan (LPPRP), approved by the Montgomery County Planning Board in 2005. The proposed fields will help to alleviate the shortage of regulation sized baseball and rectangular fields in the county. The Montgomery County Planning Board approved a Facility Plan update for Laytonia Recreational Park on July 22, 2010.


The Montgomery County Planning Board approved the original facility plan on July 30, 2001, and the Council subsequently approved this PDF. The implementation of the approved plan was delayed while the Commission considered development of the site through a public/private partnership which was ultimately rejected. On July 22, 2010, the Planning Board approved an updated facility plan to address the special protection area regulations, change in proposed use from county library to county animal shelter, and changing recreational needs. The park entrance road may be utilized by the adjacent Covenant Life Church, located west of the park, for future expansion.

Fiscal Note

The FY14 appropriation provides the remaining piece of funding for this project. In FY 15, Program Open Space (POS) funding will offset GO bond funding.


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.


Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA), Montgomery County Department of General Services, Montgomery County Department of Transportation, Montgomery County Revenue Authority, Montgomery County Department of Police, Animal Services Division