The City of Gaithersburg has started planning for the City’s newest park, a 2.99 acre parcel located at the corner of Decoverly Drive and Steinbeck Avenue in Crown.
Per the City of Gaithersburg:
The park will occupy a portion of the original 175-acre property that was annexed into the City in 2006. While the parcel is a generous size, after accounting for required easements and stream valley buffers, the usable park space will be about 1.5 acres.
The 19th century Corn Crib Barn is the oldest surviving structure from the former England-Crown Farm. It will be undergoing preservation in late 2021.
A recent storm damaged the silos on the property, but they were quickly repaired.
The public is invited to participate in a survey, available June 1 – 22, 2021, to gain a better understanding of the types of uses and activities the community would like to see at the future park. Survey results will be used to develop a concept plan, which will be presented to the public for future comment.
Survey ends June 22
“Creating a park design that incorporates open space for recreation and small community gatherings and maximizing the useable space requires careful thought and balance. The City welcomes the community’s input in this process by participating in our survey.”