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Discovery Park

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Discovery Park Location

The subject property is located at 601 Orchard Ridge Drive and is adjacent to the  MedImmune campus and Quince Orchard Park community.


The City’s Department of Public Works has submitted Schematic Development Plan (SDP) application SDP-7974-2018. This application, proposes the development of a City park to serve the Quince Orchard Park, Vistas, Kentlands and greater Gaithersburg communities. The plan proposes three walking trails, two playgrounds and a butterfly garden. The proposed park straddles two parcels, both of which are zoned MXD.

Discovery Park Plan

No parking is proposed as part of the park development. Access to the park will be via sidewalks on the west side or Orchard Ridge Drive. The Mayor and City Council approved the name, Discovery Park, for this site at their July 16, 2018 meeting.


On October 1, 2018, the City Council voted to approve SDP-7974-2018, with one condition (see additional materials under Related Documents).  Please contact the Departments of Public Works and/or Parks Recreation and Culture if you have any questions about this application.

Construction tentatively scheduled to start in July of 2019 and be completed in spring of 2020 with the opening of the park.