Acorn Park - Silver Spring, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 38° 59.386 W 077° 01.739
18S E 324273 N 4317599
Quick Description: Acorn Park is a county park located in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 11/25/2015 5:57:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMQ0V9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
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Long Description:
"Acorn Park is a 0.12-acre (490 m2) urban park in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, USA, which features an acorn-shaped gazebo and an artificial grotto. The site is historically significant as it is thought to be the location of the "mica-flecked spring" that in 1840 inspired Francis Preston Blair to name his estate "Silver Spring".

Acorn Park is located at the intersection of East-West Highway and Newell Street.

History

The gazebo in Acorn Park was constructed in 1842 by Benjamin C. King. Francis Blair's son-in-law, Samuel Phillips Lee, had the stone grotto built at the site of the spring in 1894. It originally included a statue of a Greek nymph. The park land was purchased by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission in 1942 and was refurbished and rededicated in 1955. A small additional tract of land was acquired by M-NCPPC in 1997 to make the current 0.12-acre (490 m2)."

--Wikipedia (visit link)
Name: Acorn Park

Street Location: 8060 Newell Street

Local Municipality: Silver Spring

State/Province, etc.: MD

Country: USA

Web Site: [Web Link]

Date Established: May 23, 1955

Picnic Facilities: Gazebo and benches

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Natural Spring

Traditional Geocaches:
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Memorial/Commemoration: Not listed

Recreational Facilities: Not listed

Monuments/Statues: Not listed

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): Not listed

Fountains: Not listed

Special Events: Not listed

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