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WEATHER UPDATE: Meadowside Nature Center is closed today, February 9, 2016 due to the weather.
DUE TO TODAYS UNCERTAIN WEATHER CONDITIONS (2/8/16), THE LONG BRANCH- WAYNE LOCAL PARK COMMUNITY MEETING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 8. We do apologize for any convenience this may cause. For additional information, please click here.
The public is invited to testify at a March 3 public hearing on the Public Hearing Draft of the Countywide Park Trails Plan Amendment. Comments may also be submitted online and by email. More information is available at www.ParkPlanning.org.
DC Water Commission will close Beach Drive from the Maryland line at Meadowbrook Local Park to West Beach Drive NW February 8-9. Road access will be affected from 9am-3pm daily. Cyclists and other users are encouraged to avoid Beach Drive and seek alternate routes during closure. For additional information, please contact: DCWaterWorks.org
Four new rectangular athletic fields at Northwest Branch Recreational Park are available for permitting this spring. For more information please visit www.MontgomeryCountyMD.gov/CUPF or call 240-777-2716.
The parking lot entrance at Falls Road Local Park will be intermittently closed beginning on or around January 14, 2016 as scheduled construction continues to improve traffic pattern and ADA access. Alternate parking will be limited to Falls Chapel Way during closure. Click here for more information on park project.
The bridge on the Beaver Valley Trail in Little Bennett Regional Park is impassible due to recent flooding. The bridge will not be accessible until repairs can be made. Please use caution around the area. To view other trail options or a map of the trail system at Little Bennett Regional Park, please click here.
Montgomery Parks arboricultural staff are working in the Rock Creek Stream Valley to remove Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infected trees that pose risks to the safety of trail and park users. Work is being done through mid-March between Connecticut and Knowles Avenue. Please use caution around work areas. For more information on tree inspection and maintenance, please click here.
Kemp Mill Urban Park will be closed this winter season as renovations begin on or about this December. This one-year project will improve the overall park access, including an updated water feature and expanded playground. Click here for more information.
Montgomery Parks is updating the Wheaton Regional Park Master Plan and is soliciting input from the public. To find out more about the plan and how you can share your ideas, please visit www.ParkPlanning.org
Trail work will close the pedestrian bridge at the Ten Mile Creek tributary to Little Seneca Lake this fall. Access will be limited to the trails in the NW corner of Black Hill Regional Park. Click here for more infomation on trails in Black Hill RP.
Scheduled access improvement work will continue this winter at Indian Spring Terrace Local Park. Park will remain open with limited access around work areas. Click here for additional information
Work on a new shared-use six-mile natural surface trail along the western side of Little Seneca Lake in Black Hill Regional Park is underway. Construction phases will take place over the course of the next year to enhance connections to the existing trail network of Black Hill Trail and Ten Mile Creek. Click here for more info.
Montgomery Parks will renovate the playgrounds at Waters Landing Local Park, and Plumgar Local Park this fall. The playgrounds will be closed as part of the Playground Renovation Program. Work will include storm water management and improved access to park facilities. Playgrounds are scheduled to reopen in Spring 2016.
WSSC has a number of projects taking place in parks, including Magruder Branch, Sligo Creek, Rock Creek, Seneca Creek, and Long Branch Stream Valleys. Portions of the Paint Branch Trail between East Randolph and Fairland Roads have restricted access; but detours are available.
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 is expected to continue through 2016.
For more information, please visit the WSSC Sewer Repair, Replacement and Rehabilitation Program site or call 301-206-8732.
NEW: Olney Manor Recreational Park: Accessibility work will begin to improve access to park facilities. The ADA improvement project will affect access to areas around the tennis courts, and will require Raquetball Courts #4, #5, #6 to be closed. Click here for more information or visit the Accessibility Information for Montgomery Parks web page.
Ayrlawn Local Park: Access and parking upgrades to provide access to tennis courts and playground, scheduled through Fall 2015.
Pleasant View Local Park: Improvements to trails, sidewalks and the ballfield will take place through December 2015.
Potomac Community Neighborhood Park: Improvements to the tennis courts, basketball courts and playground will take place through December 2015. Park access may be temporarily affected by construction.
Damascus Recreational Park: Restrooms upgraded and parking access scheduled to be improved. Work scheduled to be completed by April 2016.
For more information please visit Accessibility Information for Montgomery Parks.
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Winter is upon us...and we have lots of festivals and events to help you enjoy the season! Check out www.MontgomeryParks.org/festivals for a list of major events happening through February 2016.
Beginning immediately, you can register for classes, check facility availability and reserve facilities offered by Montgomery Parks AND Montgomery County Department of Recreation using ONE convenient system. Visit www.ActiveMONTGOMERY.org to browse and sign up for available classes and facilities offered by both agencies.
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 has completed an Interim Transition Plan to bring the park system into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The plan includes an overview of the park system, identifies barriers to accessibility, and outlines a long-term strategy to remove those barriers. The final transition plan is expected to be submitted by 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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