Maplewood-Alta Vista Park
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, multiple 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. The playground area is is mulch covered. ere are two lighted tennis courts and a practice wall. The basketball area has one court, but six hoops, so you could use it as two half-courts or 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
|Baby Swings||2||very good|
|Standard Swings||2||very good|
|Straight slides||2||very good||One is a double slide, the other is short for younger kids|
|Spiral slides||1||very good|
|Curved slides||3||very good|
|Climbing apparatus||3||very good||One for little kids, one for big kids, and one made of two intersecting circles|
|Other||1||very good||A metal school bus you can pretend to drive|
|Benches||7||some good, some OK.||most are near the playground|
|Shade||yes||good||Playground is always shaded|
Sports and Fitness
|Football fields||1||good||Also used as the soccer field|
|Tennis practice walls||1||ok|
|Parking||yes||good||Parking lot / On street|
- Montgomery County Department of Parks
- Park homepage
- Montgomery County Department of Parks: Rentable Recreation buildings.
- Facility Reservation Request Center
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