Nancy H. Dacek - North Potomac Community Recreation Center

Rockville, MD Completed 2016
Project Highlights
  • Montgomery County Government
  • New construction
  • 49,000 sf
  • LEED Gold Certification

Meeting the needs of a growing community.

Situated on 17 acres surrounded by an abundance of preserved natural wetlands, the new Nancy H. Dacek – North Potomac Community Recreation Center is the hub of a rapidly changing community and serves the needs of the neighborhood’s growing population.

Named after the late Montgomery County Council member, Nancy H. Dacek, who was a champion for the environment, community, and well-planned infrastructure, the center extends into its natural habitat providing a myriad of sustainable features such as an organic multi-purpose turf field, use of low VOC materials, water efficient fixtures, and a vegetative green roof. Large windows allow visitors to enjoy views of Big Pines Park and surrounding local landscapes.

Built with renewable, local and recycled materials the new center features, a full-size and auxiliary gym, rock-climbing wall, fitness center, art pottery/kiln room, commercial kitchen and social hall. These new facilities provide the infrastructure for a variety of structured programs offered such as culinary classes, weight-lifting classes, and youth/sports leagues that enhance the lives of its patrons.

The center also serves as a senior center for adults aged 55+ and older.