Local Parks and Playgrounds

Maplewood-Alta Vista Park

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5209 Alta Vista Rd, Bethesda, MD. Also accessible from Linden Ave, but no parking there. (map)

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

The playground is nice, It has swings, three different kinds of slides, and lots of things to climb on and play with. The play equipment is under several large trees, so it should be shaded even on the sunniest days. Most of the playground is mulch covered, but the very front has an area that is a solid and rubbery so at least part of the play area is accessible to disabled children. There are two lighted tennis courts and a practice wall. The basketball area has one court, but four hoops, so you could use it as four half-courts instead of a full court. There are two baseball diamonds and a football/soccer field, however the football field overlaps the baseball diamonds.

The front of the park has a large, semi-shaded grassy area. There is also a reasonably sized parking lot, a couple of picnic tables, and a water fountain there.

There is a small recreation building you can rent, with bathrooms, however, it isn't air-conditioned. Facility Reservation Request Center. Typical of government sites, they don't make it easy.

Detailed park inventory

Playground Equipment

QuantityConditionDescription
Baby Swings2good
Standard Swings2good
Straight slides1good
Spiral slides1good
Covered slides1goodHas a curve in it
Climbing apparatus2good
Teeter-totter1good

Relaxing/Picnicing

QuantityConditionDescription
Benches5good
Picnic Tables2ok
Trash CansYesgood
Water Fountains1ok

Environment

QuantityConditionDescription
Grassyesgood
Treesyesgood
Sunyesgood
ShadeyesgoodPlayground is always shaded

Sports and Fitness

QuantityConditionDescription
Baseball diamonds2good
Basketball courts1good
Basketball half-courts2good
Football fields1goodAlso used as the soccer field
Soccer pitches1good
Tennis courts2okOne is in good condition, but the other one is missing a post that holds up the net so it is unusable.
Tennis practice walls1good

Other

QuantityConditionDescription
Port-a-potty2
ParkingyesgoodParking lot / On street

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Park Entrance

Park entrance
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Playground area

Playground area
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Climbing Equipment

Climbing Equipment
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Slide

Slide
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Swings

Swings
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Tennis Courts

Tennis Courts
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Basketball Court

Basketball Court
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Ball fields

Ball fields
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Picnic Tables

Picnic Tables
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Grassy area

Grassy area
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