Local Parks and Playgrounds

Battery Lane Park


4960 Battery Lane, Bethesda, MD. Halfway between Old Georgetown Rd and Wisconsin Ave. Also accessible from Glenbrook Rd. (map)

This small neighborhood park has a playground, a tennis court, and a basketball court.

The mulch-cushioned playground has several pieces of equipment to play on, the largest one is based aroudn a styalized metal tree that you can climb on. It has several kinds of slides, something to bounce on, two full size swings, a baby swing and a child swing. There are trees all around it so it is shaded full time.

There is a single tennis court and a basketball court. There are also two picnic tables and a number of benches. The North Bethesda Trail runs along one edge of the park (it is also called the Bethesda Trolley Trail) and there is some fitness equipment along the trail.

There isn't any nearby parking, it is best to use this park if you are within walking distance. Battery lane is the northern end of downtown Bethesda.

Detailed park inventory

Playground Equipment

Jungle Gym1excellentThe playground was completely redone in 2019.
Baby Swings1very good
Child Swings1very good
Standard Swings2very good
Straight slides2excellent
Curved slides1excellent
Spiral slides2excellent
Things to bounce on1goodBig enough for four children


Picnic Tables3good
Water fountain1Not turned on
Trash Cans2good


GrassyesokNot much
TreesyesgoodSome are cottonwood trees that cover the ground with "cotton" in the late spring.
SunyesgoodNot much

Sports and Fitness

Tennis courts1good
Basketball Courts1good
Workout equipment1good

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Park Playground

Swings and bouncing stuff



Fitness equipment

The basketball court

The tennis court and tennis practice wall

Picnic Tables and Basketball court

Tennis court and path