LSG Landscape Architecture provided an updated Facility Plan and detailed design and construction documents for the 53-acre Laytonia Recreational Park near Derwood, Maryland. The firm previously completed the original Facility Plan in 2001 as prime consultants along with Burges and Niple. LSG coordinated the work of traffic and geotechnical engineers, archaeologists, architectural historians and environmental scientists and developed the project capital budget that forms the basis of the current redesign effort. The adoption of stricter stormwater management and stream corridor protection regulations and changes within Montgomery County Parks’ required program elements necessitated the redesign.
In its current form, starting 2010, LSG worked with prime consultants Clark – Azar to create an active recreational park featuring two natural turf and one infilled synthetic turf full-sized lighted rectangular playing fields and a lighted regulation baseball field. Fields were planned to accommodate bleachers, player benches and warm-up areas. The park includes a centralized restroom and concession building, a separate maintenance facility and playground. Paved and natural surface trails will provide access to the adjacent Upper Rock Creek Trail system. On-site storm water management follows the precepts of environmental site design, through the use of nonstructural best management practices such as shallow turf swales, bioswales, vegetated buffers and permeable pavement.