Local Parks and Playgrounds

Fleming Park

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9929 Fleming Avenue, Bethesda, MD. Near Lone Oak Dr, east of Old Georgetown Rd. (map)

This large neighborhood park has a shaded playground, a pavilion, lighted tennis courts, lighted basketball courts, and ball fields.

The playground is not large, but still good. Suprisingly, it doesn't have any swings, a mainstay of most parks. It has a covered slide, a spiral slide, a tteter-totter, and, for the little kids, a small slide as part of a train you can climb on. It is cushioned with a nice layer of mulch. The park also has a pavilion with picnic tables and a grill. The tennis courts and basketball court are open for everyone.

The North Bethesda Trail runs along the front of the park. The signs still give the old name, the "Bethesda Trolley Trail" It is a trail that goes from downtown Bethesda to Rockville. Some places there is a dedicated trail for it, other places it just runs along the sidewalks.

Detailed park inventory

Playground Equipment

QuantityConditionDescription
Straight slides1very goodSmall, for little kids.
Spiral slides1very good
Covered slides1very good
Climbing apparatus1good
Monkey Bars1very good
Teeter-totter1very good

Relaxing/Picnicing

QuantityConditionDescription
Benches6good4 of them are by the baseball diamond.
Picnic Tables6goodIn the pavilion
Pavilions1good
Grills1goodLarge, next to the pavilion
Trash CansYesgood

Environment

QuantityConditionDescription
Grassyesgood
TreesyesgoodAround the edges of the park and by the play area
SunyesgoodThe fields are sunny
Shadeyesgood

Sports and Fitness

QuantityConditionDescription
Baseball diamonds2goodOne is in great condition, the other barely exists
Basketball courts2excellentRecently re-done. The courts are lighted and the sign says the lights are usable until 11pm, but near the park entrance there is a sign that says "No use after sundown" Confusing, isn't it.
Tennis courts1excellentRecently re-done. The courts are lighted and the sign says the lights are usable until 11pm, but near the park entrance there is a sign that says "No use after sundown".
Tennis practice walls1good

Other

QuantityConditionDescription
ParkingyesgoodParking lot
Paved Trails1goodThe North Bethesda Trail goes along the front of the park.

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Park Sign

Park sign
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Teeter Totter and train slide

Teeter Totter and train slide
(Large version)

Slides

Slides
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Climbing Equiptment

Climbing Equiptment
(Large version)

Pavilion

Pavilion
(Large version)

Tennis courts

Tennis courts
(Large version)

Basketball Courts

Basketball Courts
(Large version)

Ball fields

Ball fields
(Large version)