Long Range Development


The following projects are contained within the adopted FY2021-2026 Capital Improvements Program (CIP), either under design and/or construction, with completion scheduled sometime in FY2024 through FY2026.

Othello Regional Park – Phase 2

Construction of the Phase I Development was initiated in FY2019. The Phase II Development project will focus on providing additional athletic fields and facilities/amenities to address sports and recreational needs of County residents. Potential new amenities could include shelters, trails, parking lots/roadways and a recreation center. Design is scheduled for FY2024, with construction in FY2026.

Playground Replacement and Reconstruction

The Division of Parks and Recreation is currently evaluating the park systems' existing playgrounds to determine which areas have reached the end of their respective service life. The evaluation would also identify and address outdated playground equipment and any safety issues to park patrons. In addition to replacing equipment that will meet both the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) standards and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), playground surfacing will also be retrofitted with either bonded rubber for sites that are not within a floodplain or rubber interlocking tiles for sites that are. This project would identify and prioritize existing playgrounds and provide for the replacement of one or more per year. Costs would also include demolition of existing playgrounds, as well as any improvements, expansion, and/or repairs to playground curbing, and any surrounding walkway/trail connections. Design/build for this project is scheduled for FY2025.

Parks Systemic

This project anticipates future maintenance required for park components that have reached the end of their life cycle, including but not limited to: shelter roof replacements; fencing; repair and paving of parking lots and paths, including sidewalk and curb; replacement of park signage, security cameras, etc.

Bikeways / Trails Program

The Frederick County Bikeways and Trail Plan updated in 2018 identified sites and areas to develop potential trail corridors in the County. In this CIP request, the County will be scheduling design and construction funding years from FY2021 to FY2026. Funding may be needed and used for potential trail acquisition, easements, and construction as needed. County Staff will also look at utilizing 80/20 matching grants from the Federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and Maryland Bikeways Grant Program for eligible trail projects.

Kanode Farm Park Design Concept Plan

The Richard W. Kanode Farm Park property was donated to Frederick County for the sole use of providing future educational and recreational programming related to agricultural and equestrian pursuits. The property is further encumbered with a perpetual agricultural easement that restricts how the site can be developed and used by the public. In order to determine the best use of the property, a Park Design Concept Plan will need to be completed. A Design Concept Plan is the first step in development and creates a long-range comprehensive vision for the park. During this process, the site is considered in context of the surrounding neighborhood, as well as one park of many within the Frederick County Parks and Recreation system. When approved, this document will serve as a decision making tool to be referred to during final design and the construction of this project. Design Concept Plan is scheduled in FY2024.