Montgomery Parks host a community meeting to discuss the new neighborhood park coming to Lyttonsville in Silver Spring. The park design is the result of dialogue between planners and the Lyttonsville community during two previous meetings. Montgomery Parks is now seeking feedback on the latest version of the plan. The third meeting will be held online and in person:
Thursday, March 30, 2023
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Recreation Center,
2450 Lyttonsville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Or online: Zoom Link: MoCoParks.org/LCM, Phone: 301-715-8592, Webinar ID: 876 4684 3272
The new park will create a neighborhood green, and a rest stop along the Capital Crescent Trail (opens in a new tab). The park concepts were developed based on the preferred program priorities and feedback from the community. Staff will present the design development plan which includes a bridge memorial and refinements from the prior concepts.
Lyttonsville is a historic community, founded in the 1850s by a free African American laborer named Samuel Lytton. The one lane Talbot Bridge crossed the CSX railroad tracks, linking the community with the rest of Silver Spring. The 100-year-old bridge was demolished in 2019. The bridge girders will be incorporated into the new park to commemorate the history and culture of greater Lyttonsville.