Local Parks and Playgrounds

Caroline Freeland Park

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7200 Arlington Road between Hampden La and Elm St, Bethesda, MD. On the block between Bethesda Library and Giant food. (map)

A small neighborhood park with a playground, lots of benches and picnic tables under the trees.

This park serves two purposes. There is a small play area for neighborhood kids, then there is a shady section with lots of benches and picnic tables, perfect for people who work in the area and want to eat outside. For such a small park, there is a large variety of trees, almost every one is a different species.

The playground area was totally redone in mid 2010 and is now fenced in so the kids can't run off. The playground's surface is made out of rubber so it is very yielding. It was made to look like it is a layer of mulch, but as soon as you step on it you realize it isn't. The climbing equipment is very elaborate with several slides, lots of things to climb and walk on.

The park was named for the first female chairman of the Maryland-National Capital Park and planning Commision, which she led from 1963 to 1971.

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Playground Equipment

Baby Swings2excellent
Standard Swings2excellent
Straight slides4excellenttwo sets of double slides, one is small for the little kids.
Spiral slides1excellent
Things to climb on2excellentA fire truck for the little kids and a large climbing apparatus with lots of things to do.


Picnic Tables8goodAbout half are small four person ones and the other half are standard picnic table sized.


Sunyesonly a little, a raised mound near one of the entrances.
ShadeyesgoodLots of trees, also some of the benches are under a pergola.


water fountainyesgoodIt works. Doesn't have a water chiller.
trash cans2

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Fire Truck
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Picnic tables
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Trees and tables
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