June 2019 – From the Mayor

The Town’s 125th Anniversary celebration at Kensington Cabin Park on June 2nd was a wonderful event celebrating the Town’s history, and I would like to thank Gary Ditto and Julie O’Malley of the Kensington Historical Society for organizing the days activities. I would also like to thank Boy Scout Troop 439, the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, Kensington CAN!, Friends of Old Time Banjo, The Kensington Parkwood Choir and Instrumental Group, and the Friends of Warner Circle for contributing their time and talent to a great event The proposed Kensington Dog Park took a step forward at the June 10th Council Meeting when the Town Council supported moving forward with a draft Memorandum of Understanding with Konterra Limited Partners for the use of the property. The Dog Park will be located at 10450 Metropolitan Avenue, across from Trick Trucks, and we hope to have the Park open by Labor Day. If you are interested in volunteering to help with the maintenance of the Dog Park, please contact me at Mayor.Tracey@tok.md.gov, or Jon Gerson at JonAGerson@yaho.com. The St. Paul Park Picnic Pavilion has been ordered through our vendor and we expect installation to begin the week of June 24th. We hope to have the Pavilion available for use by early July. Our Community Art campaign will continue later this year as the Town has contracted Nicole Bourgea to paint a mural at 10405 Montgomery Avenue, Dr. Ho, DDS’s Office; and the Town’s Public Works Supervisor, Jason Swain, will also be carving a bench for St. Paul Park. We are excited about both projects and look forward to presenting these to the community later this summer. In addition, we just completed installing new window art at the Kensington Safeway, along Armory Avenue, so please stop by to check our the new window art by local artisans.