Park Improvement Projects

The City's Parks & Recreation Division is constantly working to improve our park system, including the addition of amenities at each park, upgrades to existing facilities, or the development of totally new parks. Below is a list of current and planned projects - for more information, please contact the Parks & Recreation Division at 301-739-8577 ext. 169.

Pangborn Park Pond

Beginning in summer 2020, the reconstruction of Pangborn Park pond and the stabilization of Hamilton Run will begin and take several months to complete. This project includes the reconstruction of the 1.1 acre pond that was constructed in the 1930’s. The final plan includes the following enhancements:

  • Dredging and removing up to a few feet of sediment  
  • Replacing the perimeter walls around the pond
  • Replacing the outlet structure
  • Replacing the inlet structure since it allows sediment into the pond  
  • Restoring Hamilton Run since it is experiencing bank erosion on the west bank  
  • New sidewalk around entire lake and adding accessible pedestrian access to the pond from the Pangborn Boulevard sidewalk

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City Park Heyser Parking Lot

Beginning in spring of 2020, improvements to the gravel parking area adjacent the Mansion House. The final plan includes the following enhancements:

  • Paving parking lot for more efficient parking
  • Landscaping
  • Lighting improvements
  • Walking path upgrades
  • Stormwater management 23233

Other Projects Planned for 2020/21: 

  • Replacing hedge along Virginia Avenue with ornamental fence
  • Re-landscaping the "sunken spring" and tree planting in City Park
  • More holiday lighting in City Park
  • Bathroom remodeling in the FIT Room at Fairgrounds Park
  • Stormdrain replacement at Hager Park
  • Porch replacement at the Hager House
  • Walking path upgrades in various parks