Wednesday, March 20, 2013


On March 14th there was a two-hour hearing in Montgomery County Circuit Court on our lawsuit regarding the proposed conversion of Rock Creek Hills Park to school site use. The hearing is continued (adjourned) until April 11th. Our counsel believes that the continuance reflects the Court’s efforts to render a well-informed decision.

Your effort to defend this:
("The site contains 4 forest stands with a total of 3.55 acres of forest onsite."
-From the "Natural Resource Inventory & Forest Stand Delineation")
from being turned into this:
(This 11-foot retaining wall appeared at 
Cabin John Middle School without warning.)

Your effort to defend this:
(The two full-size soccer fields of Rock Creek Hills Park 
are in high demand in the dense Downcounty area.)
from being turned into this:
(Feasibility study proposed smaller "overlaid" fields 
that would limit athletics.)

Your effort to defend this:
(Rock Creek Hills Park serves as a buffer 
for Silver Creek, which feeds into Rock Creek, 
and eventually into the Chesapeake Bay.)

The Montgomery County Parks Director said that the proposed school "would obliterate the park;" the MCPS official who ran the feasibility study acknowledged that "there's not going to be any trees left." 

Your contributions are needed to meet upcoming legal fees. Click *here* to make a contribution to the park's legal defense fund, then click *here* to go the park's Facebook page, where you can let fellow park supporters know that you have contributed, and why!

Thank you.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Help Preserve Rock Creek Hills Park.

Please contribute now.

Supporters of Rock Creek Hills Park have contributed to the ongoing legal effort to enforce federal, state, and county park protection laws and overturn a decision to obliterate the park. We've come really far, but there's much more to do.

If you value the park's serenity, the sanctuary, and green space; if you value the soccer games, lacrosse practices, sunrise exercise classes, and walks in the park; the playground, hockey rink, and tennis courts – or even just the right of a community to preserve its public green space from bulldozers – then please donate in support of this legal battle. Please send your contribution today.

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, in opposing the decision to take the park, noted that their recent Land Preservation, Parks, and Recreation Plan identified the two full-size soccer fields of Rock Creek Hills Park as among those most urgently needed to accommodate surging demand for athletic fields in the dense Down County area.

We need your help to meet upcoming legal fees. Please join neighbors, friends, supporters, and park users in making a difference through a donation to the fund, and support our legal defense of the park.

Please make checks to the Rock Creek Hills Citizens Association, noted to the Litigation Fund, and mail them to Mr. John M. Robinson at 9616 Old Spring Road, Kensington, MD, 20895. Or, click on the "Donate" button on the right to contribute via PayPal (you don't need a PayPal account, just a credit card).

Thank you for your help. Please, after you contribute, go to the Save Rock Creek Hills Park facebook page, let us know that you have donated, and tell us why!