Sunday, December 23, 2012
When standing at the Germantown Library or BlackRock Center for the Arts, ever wonder what was there before Germantown Town Center was Germantown Town Center?
The first people who roamed this few acres of the earth we call Germantown were, of course, the people native to the land. There is evidence that there were people in this area during the Ice Age, 10,000 years ago, when the climate was much colder and drier and the glaciers reached south into what is now Pennsylvania. But they were concentrated along the Potomac River, as were the Woodland people of 1,000 to 2,000 years ago. When the first Europeans settled here the Piscataway people inhabited the area from the mouth of Rock Creek to the Mouth of the Monocacy River. There is a Rock Shelter used by these people across from Black Rock Mill in Germantown. By the time what we know as Germantown was settled by Europeans in the late 1700s most …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Germantown Town Center Urban Park is slated to open by spring 2014.
After decades of postponements and budget setbacks, county officials and community leaders ceremonially cracked soil for a new park, Germantown Town Center Urban Park, on Wednesday. The $7.2 million, 8.8-acre park would occupy the fenny space behind Germantown Library, the sloping plot enveloped by the library’s parking lot, and Pinnacle and Locbury drives, not far from BlackRock Center for the Arts. Features include a pavilion, terraces, gardens and a formal lawn. “We’re trying to create something here that we’re trying to create throughout Montgomery County,” said Mary Bradford, the county's parks director. As the county became more urbanized — going from lots of cows to lots of condos — recreational parks and playgrounds ended up at …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Germantown Town Center Urban Park will be an 8.8 acre park off Century Boulevard, near BlackRock Center for the Arts.