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Montgomery Parks Thanksgiving Weekend Operating Hours

Please find details on Montgomery Parks operating hours and programming for Thanksgiving weekend here.

Work Scheduled to Improve Access to Olney Family Neighborhood Park

Work is scheduled to begin improving access to Olney Family Neighborhood Park.  The project will also make the rest of the trails within the park accessible to residents entering from the Treadway side. For more information, click here.

Public Input Needed on Wheaton Regional Park Master Plan Update

Montgomery Parks is planning updates for Wheaton Regional Park and is soliciting input from the public. To find out more about the plan and how you can share your ideas please visit

Pedestrian Bridge Closure on Ten Mile Creek Trail

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 (Ten Mile Creek Trail system, specifically the Osprey Heights Loop, Lake View Loop and Turkey Hill Loop) . Click here for more infomation on trails in Black Hill RP.

Battery Lane Urban Park Tennis Court Under Renovation

Renovations are underway to repave and reline the tennis court at Battery Lane Urban Park. Work is scheduled to be complete by November, weather permitting.  Permanent color coating of court will be completed in the spring.   For further information, please click here.

Work at Indian Spring Local Park to Temporary Close Parking Lot

The entire parking lot at Indian Spring Local Park is scheduled for repairs to improve accessibility.  Parking and driveway access will be restricted to public roadways during asphalt repairs.  The construction is scheduled through November. For more info, please contact

Annual Play Lot Sealing Program to Begin  

Montgomery Park Staff will begin preparing play lots for the winter season. Each lot will be closed for a 24-hour period while work is being done. Click here for more information on play lots schedules and timelines.

Ellsworth Urban Park Dog Park Construction

Construction of a new dog park at Ellsworth Urban Park is in progress and will limit access to portions of the park. The tennis courts and playground will remain open. Click here for more info.

Black Hill Regional Park Trail Connector Project

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. Please visit for more info.  

Playground at Waters Landing Local Park Will Be Closed

Playground renovations are underway at Waters Landing Local Park, and the playground there will be closed as part of the Playground Renovation Program.  Work will include storm water management and improved access to park facilities. Click here for more info.

Rock Creek Trail Work Repairing Trail Bridge

Work continues on the Rock Creek Trail north of Norbeck Road in the Rock Creek Regional Park area this October. The project will require partial closure of the trail for bridge repairs and to repave parts of the trail leading to bridge. A detour will be posted when trail repaving begins. Watch for detour signs and use caution around work areas.

Improvements Scheduled for Layhill Village Local Park

Montgomery Parks will begin improvements to Layhill Village Local Park.  A portion of the work will require the tennis courts to close temporarily.  Access to the Recreation Center and playground will not be affected, but part of the parking lot and access to the trail will also be closed through November.  For more info, click here.

Brookside Gardens Parking

Parking at Brookside Gardens and general garden access may be limited due to ongoing construction. Visit parking alternatives and the Garden Gateway project for more information.

Work Continues on the Rock Creek Hiker-Biker Trail

Storm water management work is scheduled to continue this fall on the Rock Creek Hiker - Biker Trail, between Franklin Street and Knowles Avenue.  Work is scheduled through December. Parts of the trail will be inaccessible during project.  Please follow detours and flaggers when around work areas.

WSSC Construction Projects in Parks

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.

WSSC Work in Around Park Trails

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) is continuing trail work in parks, including work on the Rock Creek Hiker-Biker Trail in Rock Creek Regional Park. near Dewey Local Park; and work on Sligo Creek Trail near Kemp Mill Road. Please follow detour signs and use caution in these areas.

WSSC Project to Close Parking Lot on Sligo Creek Parkway

A WSSC project will require the parking lot on Sligo Creek Parkway south of Wayne Avenue to be closed through April 2016.  WSSC work will include sewer line and manhole repairs, and stream restoration work to cover up exposed assets in Sligo Creek.  For more info  on WSSC projects in the park, please click here.

Western Piedmont Trail Closure

A portion of the Western Piedmont Trail in Little Bennett Regional Park is closed for construction below Hyattstown Mill where the trail crosses Little Bennett Creek while a new bridge is being installed. Construction is expected to last up to a year. For more information on park trails, visit

Accessibility Improvements in Parks

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 November 2015.

Potomac Community Neighborhood Park: Improvements to the tennis courts, basketball courts and playground will take place through November 2015. Park access may be temporarily affected by construction.

Damascus Regional 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.

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 through October 2015. For more details, please visit

Park Improvements at Woodlawn Park Visitor Center

Rehabilitation work on the Stone Barn and Carriage House at Woodlawn Park Visitor Center is expected to continue through August 2015. The grounds at Woodlawn Manor House, including the gazebo garden, event tent and Underground Railroad Experience Trail will remain open during construction. Visitors are urged to use caution around construction areas. Click here for additional information.

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Community Corner

Garden of Lights Returns to Brookside Gardens

Make a new holiday tradition at the Garden of Lights Walk Through Holiday Light Display starting November 27 through January 3! Tickets are on sale now at Brookside Gardens' Gift Shop. Visit for more information.

Take a Hike at Locust Grove Nature Center

Get a great preview of what you can see and explore at Locust Grove Nature Center. Hop on over to Emily Stashower's post on the Behnkes Garden Blog...and plan a trip to Locust Grove Nature Center soon!

Winter Festivals in Montgomery Parks

Winter is right around the corner...and we have lots of festivals and events to help you enjoy the season! Check out for a list of major events happening in late November through February.

View Montgomery Parks Program GUIDES Online

Winter GUIDE available now!Click here to see all the various programs, classes and events Montgomery Parks has to offer to you and your family. Browse the eGuide from your computer or cell via at Montgomery Parks eGuides.

Register for Activities and Reserve Facilities at

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 montgomery Visit to browse and sign up for available classes and facilities offered by both agencies.

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 ADA Enhancements

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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