How do you see the Track and Field facility enhancing the Paint Branch Complex?

It offers an opportunity for DPR to offer healthy lifestyle programming, track and field training, and local events on-site. The track will complement other on-site recreational activities, allowing users to walk or jog as a warm-up or cool down to other activities. The small field area at the center of the track could allow for exercise classes such as yoga, Tai Chi, or exercise boot camps; for small-sized soccer practices, or running (football, soccer, lacrosse, etc.) drills. 

The Track and Field facility, including the small playing field area, will be available for programming by the Department and available to the community to use during the midday, evening, and weekend hours while not in use by the University of Maryland Track and Field team. (Team practices are typically about four hours a day, during the Fall and Spring seasons, concentrated in the morning and late afternoon hours. The University intends to host approximately five competitive track meets during the Spring on weekends.)

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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?