The Plaza will undergo a lighting upgrade the week of August 8. The water feature will operate from 4 – 7 p.m. during installation. Olde Towne Plaza in Gaithersburg is getting an upgrade, with overhead lighting (catenary lights) being strung to add nighttime charm. The installation will begin on Monday, August 8, and is expected to take about a week, weather permitting. The Interactive Water Feature at Olde Towne Plaza will operate from 4 to 7 p.m. during the installation period, opening after the contractors have made the area safe. Note that the Water Feature is always closed on Mondays.
The Olde Towne Plaza is located in the original central business district of Gaithersburg, adjacent to the B&O Railroad Station and Freight Shed, both of which are included on the National Register of Historic Places. The City acquired the property from the railroad in 1984. Whether splashing in the interactive fountain and enjoying the exhibits in the Community Museum, or waiting for a MARC Train, the plaza honors the original historic functions of its location as a transportation hub & gathering place.