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Photo | Montgomery County Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich addressed the Economic and Business Development Committee at the Kentlands Mansion on Jan. 25.

Photo | Montgomery County
Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich addressed the Economic and Business Development Committee at the Kentlands Mansion on Jan. 25.

City Considers Dog Park

Thanks to the efforts of the Kentlands Citizens Assembly (KCA), the Lakelands Community Association (LCA) and more than 700 survey respondents, the City of Gaithersburg is considering a proposal for a dog park on a 4.7-acre site that includes a 50-space parking lot adjacent to Lakelands Park. The land is owned by Montgomery County, but it was recently leased by  the city. The city planned to use the site for recreational purposes, including volleyball courts, trails and a play area; a dog park was not part of the city’s original plans.

Residents from Kentlands, Lakelands and 41 other communities were invited to share their thoughts on the proposed dog park via an online survey. Of the more than 700 respondents, 74.86 percent (dog owners and non-dog owners) favored  adding a dog park to the site, knowing that this would reduce space available for other recreational amenities.

The KCA sent the survey report to the City of Gaithersburg on Dec. 18, 2018. Staff will prepare a recommendation for the Mayor and Council. Copies of the full survey report can be requested by emailing dogpark2019@gmail.com.

Sweet KCF Lecture With SPAGnVOLA

SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier will speak about green farming techniques, education and entrepreneurial development in the world of cocoa at the Feb. 12 Kentlands Community Foundation lecture, “From Gaithersburg to the World,” to be held at the Arts Barn. Enjoy a 7 p.m. wine reception prior to the free 7:30 p.m. presentation.

Young Artist Award Concert Planned

In early March, the amazing talents of young musicians will be on full display as the City of Gaithersburg and the Kentlands Community Foundation present the winners of the 16th Annual Young Artist Award in concert. Tickets, $12, often sell out early. Visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov/recreation/performing-arts/young-artist-award-competition to purchase tickets for the Friday, March 1, 7:30 p.m. concert at the Rosborough Cultural Arts Center at Asbury Methodist Village.

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