Pleasant View Park

Vibrant City Park Evolves from Underused Site

Gaithersburg, MD

Client

City of Gaithersburg

Team

Whitman, Requardt & Associates, Triad Engineering

Cost

$6.4 Million

Services

Park master planning, Community engagement, Park design, Green infrastructure planting


This 9-acre property is located within the established Gaithersburg neighborhood of Washingtonian Woods and is surrounded by single-family homes.

Pleasant View Park

Process

Floura Teeter led the design team, City stakeholders, and neighborhood committee of residents that partnered on a bi-weekly basis on the development of a master plan for the property. Their task was to explore the vision for the park, incorporate the overall programming needs of the Department of Recreation, Parks & Culture, and develop multiple concepts. The resulting interchange of ideas was integral to the production of a consensus-based master plan.

Concept A Concept B Concept C

Park Elements

The park features an open lawn area for spontaneous activities, walking and biking trails that include fitness stations, a bike skills track, community gardens, children’s playground, and picnic areas. Multiple play areas feature activities for multiple age groups and a space-themed destination playground. The final design focuses on creating a four-season park that attracts multiple generations and is connected and accessible to the wider community.

Floura Teeter developed both the master plan and construction documents for the project.

Pleasant View Park isometric view

Project Team