Why is this a partnership with the University of Maryland?

A partnership with the University of Maryland is not unique.  In fact, DPR partnered with the university in the construction of the Clarice Smith Performance Arts Center in 1994. The Department continues to look for opportunities to establish and further partnerships with public and private entities to provide recreation amenities to residents.

Existing partnerships include The Gardens Icehouse, Prince George’s Stadium, and the Junior Tennis Champions Center. The proposed partnership with the University of Maryland to reimagine the Paint Branch Complex is an opportunity to provide programming and community access to a collegiate-level track and field facility. Furthermore, a partnership with the University brings additional financial and staffing resources to the site.

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1. What other golf courses or Driving Ranges do you recommend for use during the construction of the University of Maryland Track and Field facility?
2. Why are the number of course holes being decreased?
3. How will this impact the play price at the complex?
4. How long will the golf course remain as it is now?
5. What will happen to the current Paint Branch employees?
6. What additional amenities could be added to the complex?
7. Would nearby communities get preferential access to the amenities (reduced rates, increased access)?
8. How will this affect the current Paint Branch walking/biking trail?
9. Will this project include new lighting for the trail between campus and the new amenities?
10. Will there be adequate parking and restrooms?
11. Why is this a partnership with the University of Maryland?
12. How do you see the Track and Field facility enhancing the Paint Branch Complex?
13. Will golfers have access to the University of Maryland driving range until the Complex’s driving range is replaced?
14. How is this project being funded?
15. Who will cover the costs and supervision of maintenance?
16. Will the University of Maryland consider a new 9-hole senior rate?
17. What is the impact of this development on current residential communities?
18. What are the expected environmental impacts on natural habitat, noise levels, and area traffic?
19. What will happen to the First Tee Program?