The Edith Throckmorton Neighborhood Park is closing for ten months due to renovations. Construction is set to begin this month.
The 1/5-acre park, which is located at 3925 Hampden Street in Kensington, has been in its planning process since the winter of 2016, according to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) renovation’s page.
The purpose of the renovation is “to renew the playground and picnic area for multi-purpose recreation and leisure uses while providing accessibility and stormwater management.”
The improvements of the park include open community spaces, multi-age playground, nature play area accessible walkways, lighting and site furnishings and landscape improvements.
M-NCPPC acquired the property in 1992 and named it after Edith Throckmorton, who worked in the Montgomery County Public School System for 20 years and retired in 1958.
Edith Throckmorton Neighborhood Park is closing for renovations.
Among the many improvements are a multiage playground, nature play area, community open space, and landscaping.
— Montgomery Parks (@MontgomeryParks) April 18, 2021