Horsepen Park Development

Project Background/Description

Horsepen Park is a new Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) park located in Bowie, MD.

This property was previously a Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) treatment facility. WSSC retains and operates a portion of the site between the parking lot and the park. Once the park is complete, it will act as a multi-functional trailhead for the Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis (WB&A) Trail and feature Prince George’s County’s first bicycle practice and training courses, which includes a beginner level bicycle pump track, an intermediate level pump track, a bicycle skills area, and a bicycle repair station. The park will also have two playgrounds, a picnic pavilion, and a passive recreation area. The site is fenced and surrounded by environmentally sensitive areas that include wetlands.

Project Schedule/Status

Last Updated August 2020
Currently, the project is in the "Construction" phase.

The demolition of the old WSSC facilities was completed in 2009. Construction of the beginner-level bicycle pump track, learning pavilion, picnic area, and playgrounds was completed in 2019. The current construction phase includes an intermediate-level bicycle pump track and a bicycle skills course.

A summary of the project milestones follows:

  • Fall 2017 – Summer 2020 – Design and construction of the park
  • Summer 2020 – Fall 2020 – Post construction / As-built drawings
  • Fall/Winter 2020 – Grand Opening

Actual dates for the completion of the milestones are subject to change dependent upon weather conditions and COVID-19 updates.