South Germantown Recreational Park

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Community Gardens
    Community Gardens
  • Cricket
  • Managed Turf
    Managed Turf
  • Picnic Shelter
    Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis

South Germantown Recreational Park is one of Montgomery Parks’ most active parks! The large park offers variety of activities to choose from, including hiking, biking, archery, miniature golf, swimming, soccer, picnicking, and adventure play, to name just a few.

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

The park offers Community Garden Plots, too! For more information, visit

In the 1960s, M-NCPPC/Montgomery Parks began acquiring the land we now call 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 once belonged to the James and Macie King Farm, a working dairy farm since the mid-1800s.


South Germantown Splash Park & Miniature Golf

18056 Central Park Circle
Boyds, Maryland 20841

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 Park, players have access to shaded rest areas, restrooms, and vending machines.

The Splash Park 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 Park and Miniature Golf page.

South Germantown Driving Range

18045 Central Park Circle
Boyds, Maryland 20841

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 for more information.

Maryland SoccerPlex & Discovery Sports Center

18031 Central Park Circle
Boyds, Maryland 20841

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.

Montgomery TennisPlex

18010 Central Park Circle
Boyds, MD 20841
(240) 477-4430

Germantown Indoor Swim Center

18000 Central Park Circle
Boyds, Maryland 20841

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.

Washington Nationals Miracle Field

17950 Germantown Park Drive
Germantown, Maryland 20874

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

This 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.

South Germantown Mountain Bike and BMX Pump Track

Located along the Hoyles Mill Trail
Boyds, Maryland 20841

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. The picnic area also offers horseshoe pits, a volleyball court, and grills. Use Picnic Shelters A and B for wheelchair accessibility. Please see Recreational/Regional Park Picnic Shelters for more details, fees, and guidelines for use. Reserve Picnic Shelters through the Park Permits Office.

Ballfields, Tennis and Basketball Courts

Visitors can access the two outdoor tennis courts and two basketball courts on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve the park’s two softball fields, two baseball fields (one with a football overlay), or two soccer fields, contact the Park Permits Office.

Central Park Pond

The pond provides access for fishing and a model boat launch. Maryland State Fishing Regulations apply. The park prohibits swimming and full-scale boating.

Adventure Playground/Tot Lots

17920 Germantown Park Drive
Germantown, Maryland 20841

This seven-acre playground boasts five theme areas. In addition to the Adventure Playground, the park offers two tot lots (one near the Dairy Mooseum and another adjacent to the athletic fields south of Schaeffer Road)

Archery Range

Visitors can access this facility on a first-come, first-served basis. Archers must bring their own targets and equipment, but the park provides target bales.

Hiker/Biker Trails

Visitors will find close to seven miles of hard surface trails in the park, and handicap-accessible trails connect the parking lots to each facility. The Heart Smart Trail begins at the kiosk by the Mooseum. Walkers can track the distance they travel by counting the bronze medallions embedded in the path every one-tenth of a mile.

Last Updated: October 18, 2016