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South Germantown Recreational Park

Castle Playground at South Germantown Regional Park

18041 Central Park Circle
Boyds, Maryland 20841
Main number for all South Germantown Recreational Park facilities: 301-670-4660

Hours: Sunrise to sunset, year round. Operational hours of other facilities based within the park will vary; please check listings for each facility.

In the 1960s, M-NCPPC/Montgomery Parks began acquiring the land that is now South Germantown Recreational Park in order to preserve open space and provide parkland for residents in northern Montgomery County. Most of the park’s 695 acres of rolling hills were once the James and Macie King Farm, a working dairy farm since the mid-1800s. The park’s state-of-the-art facilities offer visitors a variety of leisure activities from which to choose, including hiking, biking, archery, miniature golf, swimming, soccer, picnicking, and adventure play, to name just a few. Facilities are still being added to accommodate residents’ diverse interests.

For information on renting picnic shelters in the park, please visit www.ParkPermits.org (book online 24/7!) or call 301-495-2525

Community Garden Plots are available at this location! For more information visit www.ParksCommunityGardens.org.

Click on any of the park amenities listed below for more information.

South Germantown Splash Playground and Miniature Golf
South Germantown Driving Range
Maryland SoccerPlex and Discovery Sports Center
Montgomery TennisPlex
Germantown Indoor Swim Center
Washington Nationals Miracle Field
The King Dairy Mooseum
South Germantown Mountain Bike & BMX Pump Track

Picnic Area
Ball Fields, Tennis and Basketball Courts
Central Park Pond
Adventure Playground/Tot Lots
Archery Range
Hiker / Biker Trails
Important Phone Numbers
Tips for Visiting
Park Map and Brochure

South Germantown Splash Playground & Miniature Golf

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18056 Central Park Circle
Boyds, Maryland 20841
301-670-4680
www.SplashandGolf.com

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The 18-hole, lighted championship miniature golf course in South Germantown Recreational Park provides real challenges, with tricky water features, sand traps, rough turf and natural obstacles. Located next to the Splash Playground, players have access to shaded rest areas, restrooms, and vending machines.

The Splash Playground and Miniature Golf Course are open during the summer season. Detailed information on hours of operation, entrance fees, group reservations, and party facilities is available on the Splash Playground and Miniature Golf page.

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South Germantown Driving Range

18045 Central Park Circle
Boyds, Maryland 20841
301-670-4670
www.SGDrivingRange.com

Open April-November, the South Germantown Driving Range is operated by Montgomery Parks. It features 40 tees (10 are covered). A full complement of lessons, summer camps and after-school programs are available for individuals and groups of all ages and abilities. See www.SGDrivingRange.com for more information.

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Maryland SoccerPlex & Discovery Sports Center

18031 Central Park Circle
Boyds, Maryland 20841
301-528-1480
www.mdsoccerplex.org

Run by the Maryland Soccer Foundation, the SoccerPlex is one of the premier soccer facilities in the country, with 24 professionally constructed and maintained outdoor soccer fields, and a lighted championship stadium that seats 3,200 spectators. Three of the fields are lighted synthetic turf fields that can be used year round. The SoccerPlex is home to the Soccer Association of Montgomery (SA M) that has soccer development programs and leagues for children ages 3-17. The SoccerPlex hosts local soccer league play as well as eight to ten major soccer tournaments each year.

The SoccerPlex also has a 64,000 square foot indoor multi sport complex known as the Discovery Sports Center. The Discovery Sports Center has eight basketball/volleyball courts that convert in the winter to indoor fields for soccer, lacrosse and field hockey. The Center also hosts non-sports activities such as trade shows, and cultural and community events.

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Montgomery TennisPlex

18010 Central Park Circle
Boyds, MD 20841
(240) 477-4430
www.MontgomeryTennisPlex.com

Germantown Indoor Swim Center

18000 Central Park Circle
Boyds, Maryland 20841
240-777-6830
www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec

Operated by the Montgomery County Department of Recreation, the Swim Center is a 60,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility that includes a competition pool, recreation pool, leisure pool with two indoor waterslides
and play structures, hydrotherapy pools, and a sauna. The Swim Center offers dedicated lap swims, family recreation swims, swim lessons, and programs such as water exercise, dive team and lifeguard training.

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Washington Nationals Miracle Field

17950 Germantown Park Drive
Germantown, Maryland 20874
mlmc09@comcast.net
www.MiracleLeagueMontCoMd.com

The Washington Nationals Miracle Field is home to the Miracle League of Montgomery County, which provides children with mental and/or physical challenges the opportunity to play competitive baseball in a safe environment. The specially-designed field incorporates a cushioned synthetic turf that allows children in wheelchairs and walkers to safely “run” the bases without fear of injury.

The League is the first of its kind in Maryland and serves children in Montgomery County and throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area. The League is expected to open for play in Fall 2011.

The King Dairy Mooseum

18028 Central Park Circle
Boyds, Maryland 20841
301-528-6530
www.mooseum.com

The King Dairy Mooseum logoThis historic 10,000 square foot dairy barn once housed 122 cows and now tells the story of the nearly 300 dairy farms that existed in the first half of the 20th century in Montgomery County. The Kings, who purchased this farm in 1913, were among the first families in the area to turn a small family enterprise into a large commercial operation.

Self-guided tours are available on-site at any time during park hours. Brochures can be picked up at the Barn, located in the center of the park.

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South Germantown Mountain Bike and BMX Pump Track

Located along the Hoyles Mill Trail
Boyds, Maryland 20841
301-650-4369

Perfect for mountain and BMX bikers of all skill levels, the 5,000 square foot South Germantown pump track features a continuous loop of rolling bumps (rollers) and banked corners (berms) that allow bikers to gain momentum without pedaling, have fun and improve their skills.

The track is located along the Hoyles Mill Trail. Parking for the track is at the model boat area parking lot or Schaeffer Farms. The facility was built by M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks & MORE (Mid Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts).

Picnic Area

17920 Germantown Park Drive
Germantown, Maryland 20841

Connected by a trail to the Adventure Playground, this area features four picnic shelters which can accommodate up to 40 people each. Shelters have access to horseshoe pits, a volleyball court, cooking grills, and the Adventure Playground. Picnic Shelters A and B are wheelchair accessible. Please see Recreational/Regional Park Picnic Shelters for more details, fees and guidelines for use. Picnic Shelters are reserved through Park Permits Office.

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Ball Fields, Tennis and Basketball Courts

Two outdoor tennis courts and two basketball courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Two softball
fields, two baseball fields (one with a football overlay), and two soccer fields can be reserved for use by contacting
the Park Permits Office.

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Central Park Pond

The pond provides access for fishing and a model boat launch. Maryland State Fishing Regulations apply. Swimming and full-scale boating are prohibited.

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Adventure Playground/Tot Lots

17920 Germantown Park Drive
Germantown, MD 20841
Directions

Five theme areas are included in this seven-acre playground. Two tot lots are also available; one located near the Dairy Mooseum and another adjacent to the athletic fields south of Schaeffer Road. There are two tot lots in addition to the Adventure Playground. One is located near the Dairy Mooseum and another adjacent to the athletic fields south of Schaeffer Road.

Archery Range

Target bales are provided at this archery range, which is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Archers must bring their own targets and equipment.

Hiker/Biker Trails

Close to seven miles of hard surface trails are located within the park, and handicapped accessible trails connect the parking lots to each facility. The Heart Smart Trail begins at the kiosk by the Mooseum and has bronze medallions embedded in the path very 1/10 of a mile so walkers can track the distance traveled.

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Important Phone Numbers

Park Police

301-949-3010

Fire and Rescue EMERGENCY

911

Park Manager's Office

301-670-4691

King Farm Dairy Mooseum

301-528-6530

South Germantown Driving Range

301-670-4670

Maryland SoccerPlex/Discovery Sports Center

301-528-1480

Miniature Golf & Splash Playground

301-670-4680

Montgomery Tennis Plex 240- 477-4430

Germantown Indoor Swim Center

240-777-6830

Accessibility Information

240-777-6830

TTY

301-495-2575

Park Information Line

301-495-2595

Park Permits Office (Silver Spring)

301-495-2525

Volunteer's Services Office

301-495-2504

Ball Field Conditions Recording

301-765-8787

Adventure Playground and Tot Lot

301-670-4660

Maryland Soccer Foundation

301-528-1480

Maryland Soccer Foundation Weather Hotline

301-528-1497


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Tips for Visiting

Help us make your visit as enjoyable as possible by adhering to the following recommendations:

  • Buses entering the park require access permits, which are issued by the Park Permits Office. Buses area not permitted in the park during weekends.
  • County and park rules require that dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.
  • Alcohol beverages are not permitted in the park.
  • Visitors to the park must follow M-NCPPC Rules and Regulations, as well as any rule specific to a park facility or activity.

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Park Map

Printable South Germantown Recreational Brochure(pdf, 637KB)

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Date of last update: June 21, 2011