Countryside Park Master Plan

Countryside Park Master Plan & Upcoming Improvements
Posted on 02/09/2024

As of Thursday February 22, the playgrounds at Countryside Park are closed for the foreseeable future due to construction.

Washington Township trustees have adopted a Countryside Park Master Plan that provides a cohesive and comprehensive design for the 21.2-acre park. Pond and stream restoration work begins Winter 2023, followed by projects that increase user access and amenities throughout the park. 

Deteriorating structures around Bass Lake will be replaced with an observation deck, dock, kayak launch, boathouse, lakeside shelter, and fountain/aeration system.

A fishing pier on Turtle Pond and a new pedestrian bridge over Heron Pond will encourage enjoyment of the rejuvenated freshwater ponds. The addition of shelter houses and public restrooms, alongside improvements to the existing A-Frame Shelter, will expand the community’s options for gathering in the park to enjoy nature and participate in outdoor activities.

The plan also proposes the creation of a community entrance plaza that includes an outdoor stage, spray fountain, ticketing building and covered walkways between our east and west buildings, and a consolidated main entrance to improve vehicular and pedestrian safety.

Substantial grants have been secured for the initial phases of the plan, while more are being sought for future projects. Over the coming years, the existing park will be enhanced with investments that further inspire people of all ages and abilities to gather and connect with nature, and each other, for years to come. 

Document Repository

View all the documents related to the Countryside Park project including schematics, request for proposals, and more. 

Countryside Park Master Plan
Countryside Park Master Plan Appendix
Countryside Park Renderings

Phase I & II Projects
Request for Proposal for Phase I & II
Phase I includes the design and engineering services for the new Hillside Shelter. Phase II includes the design and engineering services for the gateway plaza, loop road, and parking.

Turtle & Heron Pond Projects
Pond Design & Revitalization Plan
Request for Proposal for Turtle & Heron Ponds
Turtle & Heron Ponds have both been identified as needing significant revitalization and improvements including dredging and restoration. An environmental impact study has been conducted and a long-range plan established to ensure the success of both of these ponds.