Friends of White Flint

Promoting a Sustainable, Walkable and Engaging Community

P.O. Box 2761

White Flint Station

Kensington, MD 20891

Phone: 301-980-3768

Email: info@whiteflint.org


Tag Archives: Parks

Councilmember Berliner Asks for Improvement to Wall Park Now

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On Wednesday, Councilmember Roger Berliner transmitted the following letter to the Parks and Planning Department seeking low-cost, interim ways to improve Wall Park now.  I know it’s quite small – just click on it to enlarge:

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Also – stay tuned for Monday when the Urban Rode Code Bill, first introduced late last year by Councilmembers Berliner and Riemer, finally makes its way to a committee worksession.  …

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Josiah Henson Park Featured on PBS

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Josiah Henson Special Park is an up-and-coming gem in the Montgomery Parks system.  Located just outside of the White Flint sector boundary, on the western side of Old Georgetown Road, its programming will tie to Wall Park.  Now, the Park is receiving national attention.  See the below from a recent press release from Montgomery Parks:

MONTGOMERY PARKS’ JOSIAH HENSON PARK WILL BE PROFILED ON NATIONAL BROADCAST OF PBS SERIES TIME TEAM AMERICA ON AUGUST 19; PROGRAM UNCOVERS NEW EVIDENCE RELATED TO THE SITE’S HISTORY 

SILVER SPRING, MD—Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and theMontgomery Parks Foundation announce the premiere of “TIME TEAM AMERICA, The Search for Josiah Henson,” on Tuesday, August 19 at 8 p.m. 

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Are Parks Going Corporate?

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Bethesda Now reported last week that the county Parks Department is investigating ways of broadening its revenue stream; one option is corporate sponsorships.  With the simmering excitement over the potential of Wall Park here in White Flint, this is an exciting concept.

This week, the Planning Board will hear the department’s staff recommendation to launch a sponsorship program that is expected to bring about $1M toward our local parks.

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Updates from the Implementation Advisory Committee, Oct. 21 2013

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The Implementation Advisory Committee met again this Monday to discuss updates on what’s happening in the area. About half of the meeting was focused on an amendment to the Pike and Rose phase I plan – we’ll have more on that soon. For now, here are general updates from the meeting:

Nkosi Yearwood from the Planning Department updated the group on the Marinelli bike lanes.  …

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Can Wall Park become more than a parking lot?

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Wednesday night, representatives from Montgomery Parks led a community discussion about how to renovate Wall Park. While some residents were concerned about losing parking spaces and impacts to the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center, others were excited about the park’s potential.

Today, the 11-acre park is home to the Shriver Aquatic Center, a small playground, a stand of trees, and a big parking lot.…

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Miami Gets Creative to Encourage New Ideas

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Planning of the new White Flint has been an award-winning process.  Rarely in redevelopment does the entire community come together to find consensus in making an area great for everyone – residents, businesses and landowners.  It was Friends of White Flint that really kickstarted that effort.  The Miami Foundation is taking their public engagement along a different route: by offering cash prizes for ideas.…

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Check Out What’s Coming to White Flint!

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Are you curious what’s coming to our redeveloped White Flint?  Hoping for a one-stop opportunity to see some of the latest plans?  Then join Friends of White Flint on Tuesday morning, April 30th, from 9:30-10:30am for a Showcase of Upcoming Projects.  

We’re taking over the Whole Foods cafe and giving you an opportunity to take a look at a handful of projects planned in and around the new White Flint and meet the folks behind the ideas.  

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How does White Flint’s Civic Green compare to other public spaces?

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A few weeks ago, we looked at the White Flint Civic Green, a two-acre public square proposed near the intersection of Old Georgetown Road and Executive Boulevard, and how to make it a great space. The Civic Green is one of several new or renovated public spaces proposed for White Flint, including Wall Park, which I wrote about last week.…

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Wall Park to become more “flexible,” get Gables apartment building next door

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Today, Wall Park at Nicholson Lane and Executive Boulevard is home to a playground, a basketball court and the Shriver Aquatic Center. In the future, it could not only become White Flint’s main outdoor hangout, but a place to live as well.

Representatives from Montgomery Parks and developer Gables Residential presented their plans for a revitalized Wall Park and an adjacent apartment complex at the White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee’s monthly meeting last Monday.…

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Prescription for Parks

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We’ve said before that walkable neighborhoods are healthier neighborhoods for people of all ages. Urban parks also contribute greatly to the health of a neighborhood. Even small pocket parks provide a destination point for people to socialize and experience nature. And, as Dr. Daphne Miller, a professor of family and community medicine from the University of California, San Francisco says, “Parks are a part of our healthcare system.” Dr.…

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