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Beginning July 1, 2016, Montgomery Parks will inform the public of pesticide applications in our parks via advanced web notifications and signage. We will also discontinue the use of pesticides on all playgrounds (except in emergency situations), begin a pilot program to eliminate the use of pesticides in 11 of our local parks, and develop and implement pesticide usage protocols in our parks. Find pesticide alerts and information on the pesticide reduction program.
Invasive species management work is scheduled the week of 7/25-28 at Wheaton- Claridge and North Four Corners Local Parks. Park staff will be on site removing harmful vegetation and overgrowth throughout the week, weather permitting. Please use caution around work areas.
Montgomery Parks will host a community meeting on August 10, at 7 p.m. to discuss the current lease renewal for the Lynnbrook Local Park Activity Building. The public is invited to learn more and provide input on the current use of the Lynbrook Park Activity Building. Click here for further information.
Intersection improvements and modifications at Sligo Creek Stream Valley Trail located at Forest Glen Road and Sligo Creek Parkway have begun. Work is scheduled to improve access to the Sligo Creek Trail by adding a safety crosswalk at Forest Glen Road. Click here for additional information.
As part of the Outdoor Tennis Court Renovation Program, tennis courts at Calverton-Galway Local Park, Randolph Hills Local Park, and Battery Lane Urban Park will be closed. All work is expected to be completed this summer. Please click here for a list of other parks with tennis courts available for use near you.
Montgomery Parks arboricultural staff continue to work in the Rock Creek Stream Valley areas to remove Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infected trees that pose risks to the safety of trail and park users. For more information on tree inspection and maintenance, please click here.
Western Grove Urban Park, formerly the Chevy Chase Open Space Urban Park is closed for renovations. Montgomery Parks is working in partnership with the Chevy Chase Village, to enhance the park amenities. The park will be closed until spring of 2017. Click here for additional information on the project.
Major rehabilitation of the MD 195 (Carroll Avenue) Bridge over Sligo Creek and Sligo Creek Parkway is in progress, closing the bridge and detouring traffic. The work will have little effect on the use of Sligo Creek Park Trail, but please exercise caution around work areas, and please share the road with bicyclists. For more info, click here.
Renovations to the playgrounds at West Fairland Local Park, Camp Seneca Special Park, and John Haines Neighborhood Park are underway. 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/Summer 2017.
Kemp Mill Urban Park is closed until Spring / Summer 2017. Renovations to the park will improve the overall park access, and include an updated water feature and expanded playground. Click here for more 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 complete. The project improved the connections to the existing trail network of Black Hill Trail and Ten Mile Creek. Click here for more info.
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.
Montgomery Parks is working to improve the accessibility of recreation facilities, programs and services throughout the county. The following park projects are currently in progress:
For additional information please visit Accessibility Information for Montgomery Parks.
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Tell us what's #trending in parks! We need your help with the 2017 Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan Update to predict future needs and determine how to put the right parks in the right places, and steward our natural and cultural resources. Park staff recently gave the outline, schedule and outreach strategy presentation to the Planning Board. Visit ParkPlanning.org for more information.
Montgomery Parks invites the public to provide input on proposed revisions to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission's Park Rules and Regulations. A public meeting was held at the Planning Board to allow public testimony. More information is available here.
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
The Countywide Park Trails Plan Amendment is almost complete! Check out what's in store for the future of trails in Montgomery Parks as the Planning Board continues their final review. Click here for more information.
Make plans to visit and explore the county's newest historical exhibit that echoes the past and tells the story of a bustling farm, its community, and those who made a bold bid for freedom on the Underground Railroad. The Woodlawn Visitor Center, is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm through November. The trail and grounds are open year-round, sunrise to sunset. Click here for more info.
MC-DOT held a Community Meeting on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at the B-CC Regional Service Center on a proposal to install a crosswalk at the Capital Crescent Trail Connector at Arlington Road. Click here for more info.
There are still openings in some of Montgomery Parks' summer camps. Get more details and register online at www.ActiveMONTGOMERY.org We have programs for all ages, skill levels and interests.
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a non-native invasive beetle, has been detected in Montgomery County. Find out more about its' affects on our canopies in the parks by clicking here.
As part of the Rockwood Manor Special Park Feasibility Study, Montgomery Parks recently hosted an onsite field walk to review the proposed alternatives to improve access and circulation at Rockwood Manor Special Park. Click here for additional information.
Montgomery Parks hosted a community meeting to discuss plans to permanently close the southern entrance to Olney Manor Recreational Park. The public was invited to attend and hear the current park plan and comment. Click here for more information on the meeting and review the presentation.
A community Meeting to present renovation plans for Long Branch-Wayne Local Park was held this spring. The public was invited to hear the park plan and offer comments and input to improve the park. Click here for more information on the meeting.
Montgomery Parks recently held a community meeting to review the renovation plans for a new playground for Dewey Local Park. Park staff recevied public input and ideas on the renovation and reuse of the existing hard surface courts. For more info, click here.
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). Visit Accessibility Information for Montgomery Parks for updated information and to provide your comments regarding the plan.
Stay connected with Montgomery Parks through online and social media channels 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.