City of Rockville to Hold Public Meetings to Gather Community Input on RedGate Park Proposed Concept

Per the City of Rockville:

Members of the public will, at two community meetings in April, have an opportunity to review and comment on the Mayor and Council’s preferred concept for the future of the 131-acre RedGate Park.

• 7 P.M. TUESDAY, APRIL 19

Virtual meeting, held via WebEx.

Join on the day from the meeting link:

Meeting number (access code): 2634 377 4327

Meeting password: rXpCJfPe732

Join by phone  

+1-408-418-9388

10 A.M.-NOON, SATURDAY, APRIL 23

RedGate Park, 14500 Avery Road.

An in-person meeting, conducted in an open house format. Exhibits will provide information about the proposed concept and staff will be available to answer questions and receive comments. No formal presentation or discussions are planned. Visitors are encouraged to arrive at their leisure between 10 a.m. and noon.

The preferred concept includes a small-scale amphitheater, community gardens, a nature playground, an arboretum, picnic areas, a network of trails and renovating the existing clubhouse.

Plans for the park were developed based on the city’s strategic plan for recreation and parks in Rockville, considerable engagement with and feedback from the community, input from the Mayor and Council, and environmental constraints of natural features at the park.

For more info, and to see the presentation to the Mayor and Council, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/Agenda
Center
, and click the TV icon next to the Feb. 7 agenda item.

Learn more about the RedGate Park visioning and engagement process at engagerockville.com/redgate-park.

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