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Carroll Knolls Park Coming to Georgia Avenue

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission acquired the land that was formerly home to the Maryland College of Art and Design.

A new park is coming to the stretch of Georgia Avenue between Wheaton and Forest Glen.

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission announced Thursday that it had acquired a 2.47 acre plot of land on the west side of Georgia Avenue to create the new Carroll Knolls Local Park.

The site was previously owned by the Montgomery College Foundation, Inc., and formerly home to the Maryland College of Art and Design (MCAD).

The land was acquired through the department’s Legacy Open Space Program for $1,140,000. An additional 1.2 acres will be incorporated into the park with the anticipated donation of an adjacent lot and the incorporation of several undeveloped road rights-of-way, resulting in a new local park almost four acres in size.

The Montgomery Planning Board approved the acquisition in September.

Will N. November 16, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Aren't there 2 or 3 parks in that immediate vicinity already. and they are mostly empty everytime i drive by. Maybe there would have been a better use for 1.14 million bucks...
ilkunta November 17, 2012 at 06:08 AM
@ will /; YES, There is McKenny Hills Park in the neighborhood and GEneral Getty Park on GA Ave. The neighborhood fought against townhouses beig built. I'm upset about that. as Montg College coulda made alot more $ from selling the land to a developer and that $ is definitely needed for Montgomery College.
ilkunta November 17, 2012 at 06:39 AM
actually there are 4 parks! On the FG metro side of Ga Ave there are homewood park and mckenny hills park. On the Holy Cross Hops side there are general getty park and evans park. And get this : EVANS PARK SI RIGHT ACROSS FROM WHERE THIS CARROLL KNOLLS PARK is to be built.
Sheng November 17, 2012 at 08:48 PM
no there aren't. That side of route 97 has far less parks than the other side.

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