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King Farm Farmstead Park

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King Farm Farmstead Park is located at 1101 Grand Champion Drive, in the northeast corner of the King Farm neighborhood near Route 355. The 7-acre property includes two large dairy barns, a garage, the main farm house, a community garden and several additional smaller buildings. It was dedicated to the City for use as a public park. 

On February 10, 2014, the Mayor and Council directed staff to conduct a facility condition assessment of the buildings located on the property. The results of this assessment will inform the Mayor and Council of the needs and priorities associated with this project and will inform funding decisions.

Read the full report.

These recommendations detail the initial steps that will be needed based on the most general of uses; actual proposed uses will need to be known before further evaluation, design, and implementation can occur.

A project to make basic structural repairs to the current buildings is included in the FY15-20 Capital Improvement Program, but funding has not yet been allocated. 

 

The King Farm Farmstead was designated as a Historic District in 2006 and is part of the City of Rockville parks system. Because of this designation, any changes to it will need to be approved by the Historic District Commission.

Formerly the largest farm in the area, much of the original farm has long since been sold off and developed. The character of the site and buildings coupled with the adjacent residential units offers great development potential, but the City has not yet found a suitable use for the property that satisfies all stakeholders.

View a map of the farmstead park.

 

Staff contact

Recreation and Parks Director Tim Chesnutt,