Local Parks and Playgrounds

Stratton Park

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9925 Harrogate Rd, Bethesda, MD. At the end of Harrogate Rd. (map)

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

The playground is pretty decent, with swings, four slides (one is double), a nice bit of climbing equipment and more. It is cushioned with a thick 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 playing fields are generally used by sports leagues on weekends.

The pavilion is available for rental through the Facility Reservation Request Center. Typical of government sites, they don't make it easy.

Detailed park inventory

Playground Equipment

QuantityConditionDescription
Baby Swings1excellentThe swing was replaced in mid 2008 with one which has a slightly higher "back"
Child Swings1good
Standard Swings2good
Straight slides2good
Spiral slides1good
Covered slides1good
Jungle Gym1good
merry-go-round1good
Things to bounce on1goodA two-seat fire truck.
Bridges1goodAn intentionally wobbly one to practice balancing on.
Tunnels1goodConnecting two parts of the play structure.

Relaxing/Picnicing

QuantityConditionDescription
Benches2goodat the playground
Picnic Tables8goodIn the pavilion
Pavilions1good
Grills1goodOnly one, but it is large.

Environment

QuantityConditionDescription
Grassyesgood
Treesyesgood
Sunyesgood
Shadeyesgood

Sports and Fitness

QuantityConditionDescription
Baseball diamonds1good
Soccer pitches2ok
Tennis courts2poor
Tennis practice walls1poor
Basketball Courts2fair

Other

QuantityConditionDescription
BathroomsyesAlways locked
Port-a-potty1Spring through Fall
Parking lotyesfair26 spaces
Trash cansyes

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Playground equipment
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Playground area
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Tennis courts
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Pavilion
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Ball fields
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