As of June 11, 2018, the production process has begun for the engraved brick pavers to commemorate donors of $500 or more, so pavers are not available for future donors.
As of early June 2018, the metal posts to support the pergola have been installed, one of the curved seating walls is in place, and the other seating wall is in mid-construction.
Here is a March 1, 2018 article in Bethesda Magazine:
Construction Work Begins for New Park Along Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda
February 26, 2018 update: Construction has started! The Park site has been enclosed with orange netting, and work has begun to put in a drainage system next to the trail and bridge.
December 2017 update: We are pleased to announce that the River Road Park has reached its initial funding goal, thanks to contributions from individuals, civic organizations, and the business community. In November 2017, bids were let, offers received, and a contractor selected. According to the Montgomery County Parks Department, the work is slated to begin in January 2018.
With the help of The Montgomery County Parks Dept and The Montgomery Parks Foundation, the Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail raised the funds necessary to cover the contract awarded to construct the basic park, and we have obtained the necessary permits, and have an approved design in hand. Excavation and soil remediation is a large and expensive part of this work, which is necessary due to the many years that construction equipment and vehicles were stored on this site.
Many significant amenities from the original design have been set aside awaiting further funding. We hope much of this will be included in the final park with your help. All contributions are tax-deductible, and you can donate online. At the bottom of this page are links to view 4 full-page drawings of the project.
Here is an in-progress list of donors:
- American Plant River Road
- Capital Properties
- Evers & Co. A Long & Foster Company
- Giant Food, Westbard Avenue
- Griffin Cycle of Bethesda
- Ledo Pizza River Road
- Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc
- McDonalds at River Road
- The Neighborhoods of EYA
- Regency Centers
- Security Public Storage
- Talbert’s Ice and Beverage Service
- Citizens Coordinating Committee on Friendship Heights
- Little Falls Watershed Alliance
- Kenwood Citizens Association
- Kenwood Garden Club
- Kenwood House, Dorset Avenue
- Springfield Citizens Association
- Washington Episcopal School
- Westmoreland Hills Garden Club
You can also donate by mail to:
The Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail
PO Box 30703
Bethesda, MD 20824