Planned Lifecycle Asset Replacement: Local Parks (P967754)

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




This project schedules renovation or replacement of aging, unsafe, or obsolete local park facilities or components of park facilities. Local parks include local, neighborhood, urban, and neighborhood conservation area parks. The park system contains over 300 local parks and many different types of facilities, many of which are over 30 years old. There are six sub-categories of work funded by this project, and each has a prioritized list of candidate projects, but schedules may change as needs arise. 1. Boundary Markings: Provides for survey work to deliniate park boundaries. 2. Minor Renovations: Provides for infrastructure improvements for a variety of park amenities, such as bridge repairs/replacements. 3. Park Building Renovations: The park system has 40 small park activity and ancillary buildings available for rent or lease. Repairs to these buildings may include kitchen and restroom upgrades; replace floors; upgrade major system components HVAC/plumbing/electrical. 4. Play Equipment: The life span of most play equipment is 20 years. Changes in safety standards sometimes require replacement at earlier intervals. Amenities included in this project are the play area border and protective surfacing under equipment, as well as benches and trees to shade the play equipment, if needed. 5. Tennis & Multi-Use Court Renovation: The asphalt base and fences generally last 20 years. Work includes fence repairs or replacement, new asphalt base, color-coating of courts, installation of new nets and standards. 6. Resurfacing Parking Lots and Paths: Lifecycle renovation of parking lots, entrance roads and paved

Cost Change

Increase due to: (1) the addition of FY19 and FY20 to this ongoing project; (2) the addition of $200K per year to address increasing costs of play equipment; and (3) the addition of Resurfacing Parking Lots and Paths, Local Parks (formerly PDF998714) with its associated funding of $175K per year, to this project.


Infrastructure Inventory and Assessment of Park Components for Recreation and Ancillary Buildings and Playgrounds. Renovations scheduled in this project are based on this assessment study as well as requests from park managers and park users. Failure to renovate or replace aging park facilities or components on a scheduled basis before the end of their useful life results in decreased levels of service to park users and an overall increase in capital costs as repairs become emergencies.


The following repairs are funded through other PDFs: repairs to parking lots and walkways; and repairs to hard surface and natural surface trails

Fiscal Note

In FY13, transferred in $50,000 Park and Planning Bonds from Takoma-Piney Branch Local Park #078707 to fund minor renovations.


Expenditures will continue indefinitely.


Trails: Hard Surface Renovation, PDF 888754, Trails: Natural Surface Trails, PDF 858710