Trails: Hard Surface Renovation (P888754)

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




This PDF provides major renovations of trails with asphalt or boardwalk surfaces (paved trails). Hard surface trails will accommodate road bicyclists, pedestrians, in-line skaters, and people in wheelchairs, where feasible. Projects include major trails of Countywide significance, e.g., those in stream valley parks, but also include shorter connector trails that link to the Countywide system. Renovations may include resurfacing, culvert repair/replacement, and bridge repair/replacement. Where possible, trail renovations will meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and American Association of State Highway and Transportation standards. This project does not include development of new trails or trail extensions.

Cost Change

Increase in FY15 and FY16 to fund renovation of trail systems within Wheaton Regional and Rock Creek Stream Valley parks. These trail renovations are currently in design.


The trail system currently has 14 miles of paved trails at least 30-years old. Scheduled maintenance and renovation promotes safety and reduces long-term maintenance costs. In park user surveys, hiking and biking on trails is the most frequent recreation activity reported. Biking and walking paths top respondents' lists of desired facilities or greatest facility shortages. 2008 Countywide Park Trails 2005 Land Preservation, Park and Recreation Plan


Expenditures will continue indefinitely. 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.


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