Dunkirk District Park is slated for a replacement of the existing playground, the addition of a new sprayground, and construction of new tennis courts in a new location. Both the playground and sprayground will feature the theme “Chesapeake Bay: Above and Below Water” with emphasis on two iconic structures, the W.B. Tennison and the Drum Point Lighthouse in collaboration with the Calvert Marine Museum. The playground replacement will be the first phase of this project.
Three design proposals were submitted for the playground and a survey was put out to the public via social media to get community input on the designs. We received more than 600 responses. A follow-up survey was then put out to narrow down specific aspects of the two most popular designs and from the more than 195 responses a vendor was selected. Playground Specialists met with CCPR staff onsite in late November for a walkthrough to finalize the design. Demolition/construction is slated to start in late May of 2021.
The second phase of the project which will include construction of new tennis courts in a new location to provide much needed improved courts as well as allow for construction of the sprayground where the existing tennis courts are currently located.
You can read more about these exciting changes at our ongoing park projects page.