Welcome Parkwood Neighbor!

Of current interest:

Upcoming Events

The Winter PRA meeting will be held at Kensington Parkwood Elementary School on Monday February 25, 7:30 - 9:30 PM.

Councilmember Andrew Friedson will attend to discuss various topics.

Andrew Friedson (D — Potomac/Bethesda) is the District 1 Montgomery County Councilmember representing western Montgomery County from the D.C. line to the Frederick County border. Andrew currently serves on the Planning, Housing, & Economic Development committee and the Government Operations & Fiscal Policy committee. A lifelong resident of District 1, Andrew currently resides in Bethesda and is a graduate of Wayside Elementary School, Herbert Hoover Middle School, & Winston Churchill High School, as well as the University of Maryland — College Park.


Hot Topics

This is a new section of the PRA website intended to keep residents informed about a variety of hot topics, i.e., those that could have an important effect on our community. The section will begin with current and proposed development projects. Other areas besides development, such as the status of education in the county, the county budget, environmental concerns, etc. will be added over time.

Each project or item will be presented in a single document that will include a description and the latest status and may include: links to related documents; issues to be considered; pro/con arguments; and next steps.

Residents are invited to suggest topics and relevant documents to be included in this section of the website. The PRA Executive Committee will be responsible for editorial management.

The first item is an information page explaining how residents can express their opinions to the Montgomery County Planning Board, to the Montgomery County Council, and to the Montgomery County Executive.


DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS - Underway and Proposed [in alphabetical order]

Recent Newsletters

Recent Treasurer's Reports

Recent Meeting Minutes and Related Documents


Please pay your dues for the current year!

Membership in the Parkwood Residents Association (PRA) is open to all residents of the Parkwood neighborhood located in Bethesda and Kensington, Maryland (Map). Annual dues are just $10 per household and are put toward community activities and expenses, including printing costs associated with the newsletter and costs of maintaining the PRA listserve. The PRA funds support five gardens in Parkwood and six doggy potty bag dispensers and in past years have paid for the Parkwood entrance signs and a garden bench. Additional contributions to help the Beautification Committee clean and maintain the Parkwood islands are encouraged. Thank you.

If you have not already submitted your dues for this year ($10), please send a check made out to PRA to:

Paula Flicker
PRA Membership Chair
10225 Parkwood Court
Kensington, MD 20895

You can print out a membership form here.

Or, simply click on the button below to pay on the PayPal website. You can use this even if you don't have a PayPal account, as long as you have one of the credit cards shown. This year the PRA plans to make available on our website a list of PRA members who have paid their dues, with their addresses and email addresses. This list will ONLY be distributed on the PRA listserv, which is limited to Parkwood residents. Also it will be in PDF format to make it difficult to use as an email distribution list. In past years, many members have forgotten if they paid or not, and this will give people a way to look it up.

If you are paying by PayPal and don't want your name included on our list of PRA members please note this on the PayPal website where it says "add specific instructions to the seller" or email PRA treasurer Gerald Sharp at gbs2001@yahoo.com to let him know that you want to be listed as anonymous.

Seasonal Parkwood scenes:
Photos © , unless otherwise credited. Butterfly photo by Kira Leuders. Old hydrangea bush (on Saul Road median strip) photos by Clare Murphy.

Click on the year to see previously posted photos
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008-2009 2010-2011
Parkwood photos from the fifties!

Of general interest:

PRA Tree Committee - The Tree Committee has provided these recommendations for care for new trees.

You can contact the Tree Committee at Treesofparkwood@gmail.com.

Doggy Potty Bag Dispensers - The PRA maintains 6 litter bag dispensers in Parkwood: one at the park entrance at Saul and Parkwood, two on the KP Elementary playground (one at each backstop), one at the intersection of Wildwood and Dresden, one at the intersection of Wildwood and Parkwood Drive, and one at the easement entrance on Edgefield Road. If you notice that a dispenser is empty, please send an email with the dispenser location to the listserve.

Pets - It's the Law: Dogs must be leashed at all times when off the owner’s property (unless in a designated dog exercise area). And please pick up after your pet. That's also required by law - and it helps keep our community pleasant and our neighbors happy.

Dial 311 to request mowing of common areas - Help keep Parkwood beautiful! Dial 311 to request County mowing in common areas in hope that volumes of calls will sway the County to send mowers to our community sooner rather than later. Thanks for your help in making our voices and needs heard. The PRA Beautification Committee

Search the entire Parkwood web site This includes old newsletters, meeting minutes, letters sent by the PRA, bylaws, etc.

Police Liaison - The community police liaison for Parkwood is Officer Dana Stroman. Officer Stroman can be reached at dana.stroman@montgomerycountmd.gov, or by phone at 301 657-0962.

LOCK YOUR CAR - There have been a number of thefts from cars, mostly from unlocked cars.

Reporting Vandalism - EVERY vandalism incident should be reported to the Police non-emergency number, 301-279-8000, or via the online form at http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/poltmpl.asp?url=/content/pol/coplogic/cologic.asp. Making a report is necessary so that it gets into the police's crime database, so that it gets tracked by time/region/nature, and so that it ultimately affects resource allocation. If you call, you give them your name, address, and phone number, and they typically have someone call you back to take the report over the phone within 24 hours.

Incidents of Interest to Police - It is important to call the police non-emergency number (301 279-8000) when neighbors believe their doors are being tried, homes are being cased, etc. This number should be called when the incident occurs. Or fill out the online form (next paragraph).

Montgomery County Maryland Police Department On-line Citizen Reporting System (CRS) - CRS is designed to make it easier and more convenient to file a police report without leaving home. Not every crime can be reported this way, but you may report theft, vandalism, identity theft, and lost property using the CRS online form. Here is the Web site: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/poltmpl.asp?url=/content/pol/coplogic/cologic.asp.

Power Outage Map You can view a map of power outages on Pepco's website (if you have an internet connection...): www.pepco.com/home/emergency/maps/stormcenter/.

Snow Plowing County map showing which streets have been plowed: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/SnowMap You can report streets not plowed from that page also.

Have a New Neighbor? Have you noticed ANY newcomers to our neighborhood? We want to welcome our new neighbors to Parkwood. A PRA welcome packet is being developed and Welcome Committee Chair Randa Mostehy and PRA Block Captains will be passing them out. If you would like to welcome a new neighbor or have a packet dropped off, please contact Randa at 301-922-7490 or send an email to: . And if you have any special needs or specific questions, please reach out to Randa.  

Listserve - The email list is open to residents of Parkwood. Non-resident individuals will be considered on a case-by-case basis, based on their specific association with Parkwood. Commercial solicitations are prohibited.

To subscribe to the listserve (email group), send a blank email message to: parkwoodresidents-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. Do not add any subject line or message text. You will receive a confirmation link from Yahoo guiding you through the subscription process. Be sure to send the email from the address where you want the listserve emails to go, and provide your name and address when requested in the "comment to owner" section.

Or sign up here to subscribe and join Yahoo groups. This allows you to read past messages too. Members can post files and read other files posted on the Yahoo Groups site at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/parkwoodresidents/files/.

For more information and instructions, see www.parkwoodresidents.org/listserve.html.

Problems? Contact our listserve administrator Chris Dewey at

PRA Web Site - This (what you are looking at, www.parkwoodresidents.org) is the official Parkwood Residents Association web site, maintained by our webmaster, Alex Clark, . Please note that the web site and the listservee are separate entities, maintained by two different people.

From time to time individual PRA members post files to our Yahoo! Groups files, and refer to this as "the PRA website". That Yahoo! Groups site comes about as part of the listserve, rather than part of this site. Sorry for any confusion. There is another link to our Yahoo! Groups files at the top of our Docs page.

In Memoriam Dedications/Donations - Make a request by contacting the PRA President at this address. Dedications will be published for three months on the PRA website as well as in the newsletter that follows your donation.

Bylaws -Current bylaws of the Parkwood Residents Association can be viewed here.

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