Heat Alert: Heat Emergency Has Been Declared This Weekend!

Montgomery County has issued a Heat Emergency Alert beginning 12 p.m Saturday, 6/22 through 8 p.m Sunday, 6/23, 2024. Residents should prepare for heat index values to reach 105 degrees during the afternoon hours. To beat the heat, head to one of the open City Facilities!

Important Notice: Ongoing Water Leak in the 7600 block of Maple Avenue - WSSC is Scheduledfor Repairs either Tues, July 2 or Wed, July 3 - The Repair Will Shut Off Water for a Portion of the Day.

WSSC is scheduling repairs so it can provide more notice to impacted residents and avoid doing the work when the forecast calls for very hot days next week. The repair work will be done at night to reduce impacts.

Library Renovations: Update: June 5, 2024 - Summer Construction Timetable

The scheduling of demolition and construction timelines are pending weather.

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Public Space Management Plan

On November 29, 2023, the City Council unanimously adopted the Takoma Park Public Space Management Plan. The Plan provides integrated guidance on how public space is used and maintained in Takoma Park, with a special focus on data-driven and equity-infused decision-making. Public space, as defined in the Plan, includes City-owned properties that are accessible to everyone all residents and visitors to the City.

The Plan reflects five years of work, over 30 community engagement touchpoints to gather feedback from hundreds of residents, and hours of work from both City staff and outside consultants.

Public Space Management Plan (Adopted 11/29/2023)

Cover image for the Takoma Park Public Space Management Plan

Community Outreach and Engagement


Project Lead & Contact Info

Rosalind Grigsby
Community Development Manager
Housing and Community Development
Phone: 301-891-7119


Project Timeline

Research Documents and Links

1994-12-121994 Open Space Plan
2000-01-072000 Open Space Plan Amendment
2016-04-01City Parks Amenities Inventory
2020-07-29Park Quality and Proximity in Takoma Park, MD
2020-07-29Park Inventory in the City of Takoma Park, MD
2021-04-28Streetscape Manual 2021
2021-01-15Streetscape Manual Webmap
2021-01-21 CDC's Social Vulnerability Index (SVI)
2020-07-29Walk Time to Active Parks in the City of Takoma Park, MD
2020-12-15Assessment of Park Quality, Proximity and Race in Takoma Park
2021-03-02Public Space Management Plan Survey Results (Summary)
2021-09-14Dorothy Woods - City Attorney Review of Declaration of Covenants
2020-11-15Community Survey Results for Closure of Laurel Avenue

Planning and Community Development Division Sections