|Looking towards Woodmoor Drive from the wooded area next to Pine Crest. All photos by the author.|
The only noteworthy thing on this parcel is an old and buckled walkway/bridge near the edge of the park, which most Woodmoor kids assume is home to some kind of troll or monster (I know I did, since that thing looks pretty spooky).
|The spooky old bridge, which was a walkway to Pine Crest before the school was reconfigured.|
While officially prohibited by Montgomery Parks, people have long allowed their dogs off-leash at the park to socialize with other dogs. Most of the time there are no incidents, but occasionally an over-excited dog will accidentally knock over some kid or bite someone's soccer ball, which rekindles the debate over the role of dogs in the park.
|The field at Pinecrest Park.|
The green shaded area above shows the potential location of a new dog park. At 40,000 square feet, the shaded area is even bigger than the new Ellsworth Dog Park in downtown Silver Spring. The dog park could comprise any portion of the wooded area next to the school, but I chose the part closest to Woodmoor Drive because it has larger clearings and open areas. The back half of he property closer to the park is more heavily wooded.
|A grassy area near Woodmoor Drive which is big enough for most dogs to play catch.|
|Woodmoor dogs like this one would benefit from a dedicated dog space.|