The Park Pages

Be Covered—Submit Roof Material and Color to ACC

The community is getting older, and it’s time for many homes to replace their roofs.

If you are considering this, please remember to submit your roof material and color choice to the Architectural Control Committee (ACC) for approval prior to installation. Any substantial repairs to a roof or complete replacements must be approved by the ACC before any work is done.

Per the Association’s legal documents, a fine of $100 can be added for completing a modification without prior approval. A separate $100 fine can be charged for starting a project before the ACC has rendered a decision.

Spring Forward for Community Yard Sale

A listserv bulletin asked for community input on holding a spring yard sale, and response was positive! Two homeowners have volunteered to help coordinate the event, but more help is welcome. If you’re interested in helping with the QOP spring yard sale, please contact Ruchita Patel at

Bag Your Leaves

Autumn is fast approaching, and with it, falling leaves. Please remember that leaves should be placed in paper bags only and left out for collection on recycling day. Neither the city nor the HOA will vacuum leaves from the cub.

Leaves should not be blown onto the common areas as the HOA lawn contract assumes that a certain amount of time is needed to clear leaves that fall from the common area trees. If residents blow their leaves into the common area, this could result in a cost increase for the lawn contract.

Tree Removal Continues

The City of Gaithersburg will remove dead street-liner ash trees in September and October, according to Mark Kober, landscape and forestry supervisor. QOP streets with dead trees include Summer Walk Drive, Winter Walk Drive and Swanton Lane. The city also will address seeding of disturbed areas.

Remember to Respond

Quince Orchard Park’s annual inspection is complete, and letters notifying homeowners of issues have been mailed. If you received a letter, please reply within 30 days. You can let the management company know that the issue has been corrected, ask for more time to complete repairs, tell us that you feel the issue was cited incorrectly or appeal the matter to the QOP Board of Directors. Please contact the management company at

You can find more information at

Management Mentions

Dispose of Trash and Recycling

Trash is collected on Tuesday and Friday and must be placed in lidded trash cans. If left for collection in bags only, trash is ripped open by animals and strewn throughout the community. Continued use of bags may result in fines.

Recycling is picked up on Fridays. Containers with lids are now available from the City of Gaithersburg. Please contact the city at 301.258.6370 or to have a lidded bin delivered and the old one picked up.

Please remember that trash cans and recycle bins must be stored out of sight on non-pickup days.

The City of Gaithersburg offers bulk trash pickup (furniture, appliances, mattresses, etc.) on the first recycling day of the month. The next bulk trash pickup is Friday, Sept. 6. The City of Gaithersburg and Potomac Disposal (301.294.9700) both offer collection services for bulk items at no cost.

Recycle Right

Do you notice more litter in the community on recycling Fridays, especially on windy days? If you do, you’re not alone. Some QOP streets are veritable wind tunnels, and an empty Amazon box can wind up in a far-off neighbor’s yard.

Please secure your recyclables by making sure that the top is closed on your 65-gallon cart and using a lid for your 18-gallon bin. Placing a large rock on top of the cart or bin also helps on windy days.

And remember to recycle right. Did you know that pizza boxes; plastic bags, film or wrap; Styrofoam and polystyrene; and empty bottles of motor oil, antifreeze or pesticides are all not recyclable? If you add these to your recycling pickup, the
contents of your recycling bin or cart will be left at the curb.

For a complete list of recyclables, visit

Do Your Dog Duty

Cleaning up after dogs is the legal responsibility of every canine owner walking a dog in the community. Dogs are not permitted off-leash on common property in the City of Gaithersburg.

Get 20 Percent Off at PGC

Did you know that you can save an additional 20 percent at Potomac Garden Center (PGC) just for being a QOP resident? Present your driver’s license and enjoy a discount on regularly priced items at PGC’s 12024 Darnestown Road, North Potomac and 8710 Fingerboard Road, Urbana locations. Both locations are open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This PGC Community Discount program excludes gift cards, labor, delivery charges, taxes, sale items, chemicals and fertilizers. This discount can’t be combined with other offers. Valid only for residents within communities where
PGC provides landscape maintenance.

Please Recommend Contractors

Were you pleased with work done on your home? If so, please recommend your contractor to your neighbors. Just go to
the website, and click on the ACC information tab. You’ll see the sub-tab “Contractor Recommendations” that links to a recommendation form.

QOP Management Contact Info.

Quince Orchard Park Community Manager
Ruchita Patel
Co-Community Manager
Rich Skobel
c/o The Management Group Associates, Inc.
20440 Century Boulevard, Suite 100
Germantown, MD 20874
Phone: 301.948.6666