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Update: Public Forum on the Capital Improvments Program

Tell us what you want to see in your parks and ideas for recreation programs in the coming years. Join us on April 23 at 7 p.m. for a public forum at Montgomery Regional Offices Auditorium. More details availabe at

Learn Why Trees Matter

Arboriculture’s new microsite provides a wealth of information on services, resources, education and more. Visit today!

Opening of Lakes and Athletic Fields Delayed

Lake Needwood and Little Seneca Lake will remain closed until sunrise, March 28 at the earliest. Conditions will be reassessed then to determine if the lakes are suitable for use.

All park and elementary / middle school athletic fields are scheduled to open on April 1 instead of the original date of March 15, due to the extremely harsh winter weather conditions. Additional details are available in the media center.

Gas & Steam Engine Show

Join us for the 19th Annual Gas & Steam Engine Show Saturday, April 11th and Sunday April 12th and see gas engines and tractors, antique cars & trucks and steam tractors. There will be music, hayrides and much more. Click for additonal information.

Register Today for a Montgomery Parks Summer Camp!

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Summer Camps Registration Is Underway at Montgomery Parks.

Montgomery Parks offers fun-filled half- and whole-day summer camps throughout June, July and most of August. Camps are open to all children in Montgomery County, Frederick County, Howard County, Prince George's and beyond. Be sure to check out camps that offer Early Bird Registration discounts! It's easy to find your favorite camps with our new search tool. Click to start your search.

New Microsites for Ice Arenas

Visit the new microsites for Wheaton Ice Arena and Cabin John Ice to easily find events, classes, schedules and more.

Park Improvements Begin at Woodlawn Park

Construction has begun on the Stone Barn and Carriage House at Woodlawn Park, and is expected to last through the spring of 2015.

The grounds around Woodlawn Manor House, gazebo garden, event tent and Underground Railroad Experience Trail will remain open during construction. Visitors are urged to use caution near construction areas. Click here for additional information or call 301-495-2595.

WSSC Construction Ramping Up

WSSC is rehabilitating manholes and sewer lines throughout their collection system.  Construction is underway in Magruder Branch, Sligo Creek, Rock Creek, Seneca Creek, and Long Branch Stream Valleys, and will begin soon in Paint Branch, Watts Branch and Northwest Branch Stream Valleys. Temporary access roads and sewer bypass pipes have been constructed and trails will be accessible to park patrons. Please use caution around construction sites.  Work will likely continue through 2016. For more information, please visit the WSSC Sewer Repair, Replacement and Rehabilitation Program site or call 301-206-8732.

Rent a Park Activity Building

Are you planning a birthday party, reunion, or other event? We have just the location for you! Park Activity Buildings are conveniently located throughout Montgomery Parks and include kitchen facilities and the interior space to handle events ranging in size from 40 to 180 people. Find photos and floor plans, check availability and reserve your Park Activity Building online now!

Montgomery Parks Resource Conservation Plan

Did you know that since 2004, Montgomery Parks has reduced electricity use by 33%, natural gas use by 37%, propane use by 46% and water and sewage use by 30%? Montgomery Parks and Montgomery County Planning implemented a comprehensive utilities management program in July 2003 that established projects and programs to more efficiently use energy and water resources.

Review the Fiscal Year 2014 Resource Conservation Plan presented to the Montgomery County Planning Board on January 31, 2013, and learn what programs, projects and savings the Department has implemented and plans to work on.

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Stay connected with Montgomery Parks through online and social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more. Tell us how we're doing, find our Program Guide and event calendar, and several other ways to connect and communicate with Montgomery Parks.   

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Have a question? Notice a problem in a park? We can help. Report a Problem or Ask a Question.

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Community Corner

Paint Branch Trail Closure

Portions of the Paint Branch Trail located in Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Park between Jackson Road and the Billington Road Trail Connector will be closed starting in April through October 2015. For more details please visit ICC Environmental Stewardship Projects

Update: Olney Manor Skate Park

Olney Manor Skate Park will be a free and unsupervised facility beginning this April. For information about the park please visit

Hillandale Road Closure

Hillandale Road between Little Falls Parkway and Willett Parkway is closed due to the partial collapse of a culvert pipe underneath Hillandale Road.  The road is closed until further notice while the pipe is being replaced.  Montgomery Parks is working with the Montgomery County Department of Transportation to expedite the design, procurement, and installation of a replacement structure and will reopen Hillandale Road when it is safe to do so.  Please check this web page for updates or call 301-495-2525.

Montgomery Parks Completes Interim ADA Transition Plan

Montgomery Parks has completed an Interim Transition Plan to bring the park system into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This document provides an overview of the park system, identifies barriers to accessibility, and outlines a long-term strategy to remove those barriers. 

The Interim is a status of Montgomery Parks efforts through mid- 2014.   The Final Transition Plan will be submitted on or before August 2016.  Download 2014 Interim Self Evaluation and Transition Plan.  Visit Accessibility Information for Montgomery Parks for updated information and to provide your comments regarding the plan.

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