Planned Lifecycle Asset Replacement: NL Parks (P968755)

  • 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 park facilities or components of park facilities in non-local parks. These parks include regional, recreational, stream valley, conservation and special parks, most of which are over 30 years old. There are FIVE sub-categories of work funded in PLAR NL, 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. 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. 4. 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, and lights as needed. 5. Resurfacing Parking Lots and Paths: asphalt repairs to parking lots, entrance roads and walkways.

Cost Change

Increase due to: (1) the addition of FY19 and FY20 to this ongoing project, and (2) addition of Resurfacing Parking Lots & Paths: Non-Local Parks (formerly PDF998764) with its associated funding of $300K per year.


Over 100 non-local parks and facilities require scheduled renovation in order to maintain a reasonable level of service for park users and avoid costly emergency repairs. 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; repairs to hiker-biker and natural surface trails; and roof replacements.

Fiscal Note

In FY13, transferred in $50,000 GO Bonds from Rock Creek Sewer (PDF# 098701) to fund Minor Renovations. In FY13, disappropriate $105,000 of State Aid not received; reduce Current Revenue $50,000 for fiscal capacity. In FY12, transferred $48,000 to Restoration of Historic Structures. In FY11, $60,000 was transferred in from Brookside Gardens, PDF #848704. In April 2011, Reduce current revenue by $75,000 in FY12 for fiscal capacity. In March 2011, Reduce current revenue by $100,000 in FY12 for fiscal capacity. In December 2010, Reduce current revenu by $125,000 in FY12 for fiscal capacity. In April 2010, the Council approved a reduction of $200,000 in Current Revenue in FY11. In January 2010, the Executive recommended and Council approved a reduction of $100,000 in Current Revenue as part of the FY10 Savings Plan. In FY10, $375,000 (General Obligation Bonds) was transferred in from Lake Needwood Dam Remediation, PDF #078710 ($373,000) and Rickman Horse Farm Park, PDF #008722 ($2,000). In FY09, $141,000 in current revenue was transferred out to Wheaton Tennis Bubble Renovation, PDF# 078708.


Expenditures will continue indefinitely.


Montgomery County Department of Recreation, Resurfacing Parking Lots and Paths, PDF 998740, Roof Replacement Non-Local, PDF 838882, Trails: Hard Surface Renovation, PDF 888754, Trails: Natural Surface Trails, PDF 858710