|Pinecrest Recreation Center today. Image from M-NCPPC.|
"With increased wartime restrictions, particularly on gasoline, M-NCPPC recognized that local citizens, by necessity, would seek recreation close to home and that existing recreation facilities would be used for a variety of pursuits – physical fitness programs for schools, adult excursions, and children’s programming geared at inspiring young boys and girls to become more active. Understanding that the population growth in Montgomery County was directly correlated to the war effort centered in Washington, D.C., it was proposed that the Lanham Act be utilized to construct new recreation facilities in already acquired, but undeveloped areas, such as Woodmoore [sic]. As such, these facilities were to accommodate the growing suburbs beyond the original stream valley parks."
|Pinecrest Recreation Building in 1955. Photo from M-NCPPC|
|The Pinecrest building in M-NCPPC's 1962 "Guide to Recreation Centers"|