2014 | News

Community Meeting Scheduled to Detail Rockwood Manor Special Park Study

Study began nearly a year ago after community aired noise complaints about the Potomac park and event center

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Rockwood Manor is known as a wedding and event venue, where for decades couples have tied the knot among the 30-acre county park’s trees, historic buildings and gardens.

But last year, Montgomery County received complaints from community members about noise and activity at the manor during private events. To address those issues and the fact that the entrance drive to the manor house is unable to accommodate two-way traffic or emergency vehicles, Montgomery Parks initiated a feasibility study last spring.

The results of the study will be presented by parks staff at a community meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 14  at Rockwood Manor, 11001 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac.

The presentation will include the findings of the study, which examined noise issues, possible changes to the park’s rental policies, future improvements to emergency vehicle access and environmental issues.

The park, which is officially called Rockwood Special Park, features the historic Rockwood Manor House, which previously served as the Girl Scout National Center from 1939 to 1979 before being taken over by Montgomery Parks in 1983.