Woodside Urban Park (P138705)

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




Woodside Urban Park, located at 8800 Georgia Avenue, is a 2.34-acre park at the gateway to downtown Silver Spring. The facility plan removes outdated and deteriorating facilities and renovates the park to provide a cohesive plan with flexible open space, improved pedestrian connectivity and better visibility. The plan includes the following elements: gateway entrance terrace, enhanced streetscape on Georgia Avenue and Spring Street, accessible park entrances, multi-purpose concession and bus shelter, large open lawn area, loop walkways, internal terrace area for picnicking, linear and artful play areas, tennis court, basketball court with timed lights, community garden with water cisterns, rain gardens incorporated with play and educational features, improved site furnishings, lighting, protection and enhancement of existing mature trees, and low maintenance landscaped areas.


8800 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20910

Estimated Schedule

Detailed design in FY15-16 with construction in FY17-FY19.

Cost Change

Cost increase due to inflation.


The Montgomery County Planning Board approved the park facility plan on October 6, 2011; North and West Silver Spring Master Plan (2000); Silver Spring CBD Sector Plan (2000); Countywide Bikeways Functional Master Plan (2005); 2005 Land Preservation, Parks, and Recreation Plan; Vision 2030: The Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan (2011)


The park will be designed as originally approved October 2011. Plans for the existing Health and Human Services building adjacent to this park will be determined by Montgomery County Government Department of General Services.


A pedestrian impact analysis has been completed for this project.


Montgomery County Department of General Services – Health & Human Services Building, 8818 Georgia Avenue , Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services, Maryland State Highway Administration, Montgomery County Department of Transportation, Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County