Public Works

About Public Works

The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance of City-owned roads, buildings, stormwater management systems, gardens, parks, vehicles, and equipment. The department also provides solid waste collection and recycling services to single-family residential properties in the City and in the various business districts.

These functions are accounted for in eight divisions. They are Administration, Building Maintenance, Equipment Maintenance, Right-of-Way Maintenance, Solid Waste Management, Gardens, Urban Forest, and City Engineer.

Current Projects from the Public Works Department

Notice of Street Work

Notice of Street Work

The City of Takoma Park yearly resurfacing work has now begun. The milling and paving schedule for next week is listed below:
Streets to be Milled:
10/5 Monday - Houston Court
10/6 Tuesday - Garland Avenue
Streets to be Paved:
10/5 Monday - Albany Avenue, Hodges Lane, and possibly the 7500 Block of Holly
10/6 Tuesday - Holly Avenue (from Hodges Lane to Eastern Avenue)

Georgetown University Energy Prize Competition

Help Takoma Park Win $5 MILLION!

Takoma Park is among an elite group of 50 communities competing for the Georgetown University Energy Prize, and the only Maryland community competing!

The Georgetown University Energy Prize is a national competition for communities leading the way in energy efficiency and conservation. The five million dollar prize will be awarded to the community that has the largest reductions in municipal and residential energy use, using the most innovative and replicable methods.

Sligo Mill Overlook Park Playground Plan

About the Sligo Mill Overlook Park Playground Plan Project

The City is developing a playground plan for a section of the Sligo Mill Overlook Park.

The current schedule includes the development of the design in the summer of 2014 and the construction of the playground in the following fiscal year - between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

There is the possibility of needing to relocate some of the existing garden plots in order to provide for sufficient room for the playground. If plots are relocated, the schedule will be developed to minimize impact to the gardeners during the growing season.

The land is owned and managed by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC). The City and MNCPPC have agreed to work cooperatively to develop the playground plan. The City has hired Symbiosis, Inc to develop the playground design. The City will oversee the development and construction of the playground design. MNCPPC will oversee relocation of any garden plots.

The playground project manager is Daryl Braithwaite, Public Works Director, who can be reached at 301-891-7615 or

This webpage has been developed as a repository for meeting minutes and design plans developed through the design process. Additional items will be added as they become available.

Flower Avenue Green Street Project

Flower Avenue is a two lane, two way roadway with posted speed limit of 25 miles per hour. High numbers of pedestrians walk or wait for a bus along the Flower Avenue. Montgomery County Ride-On operates 3 routes & there are sixteen bus stops in the corridor, eight in each direction. Eastern side of the street lacks sidewalk & the sidewalk along western side is in need of renovation. Pedestrians face difficulties crossing the street due to the limited crosswalk. Study done by SHA shows that 85 percent of vehicle travelling along Flower Avenue is approximate 10 mph over posted limit.