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Damascus Recreational Park

23723 Kings Valley Road
Damascus, MD 20787
Park Manager: (301) 528-3450

Damascus Recreational Park is 284-acres and has multiple outdoor athletic fields and courts for general recreation opportunities.

Restrooms Temporarily Closed for Renovations
NOTE: Restrooms at Shelter C in Damascus Recreational Park will be closed beginning June 2015 through August 2015 as improvements are made to the facility. Picnic Shelter C will not be available for use during renovation project. Temporary restrooms will be placed within the area and park users should exercise caution around construction site.  For further information, please call Montgomery Parks at 301-495-2495. 

Hours: Sunrise to sunset, year round, except for lighted facilities.

Athletic Fields
Picnic Shelters
Other Park Features
Important Phone Numbers
Park Map (pdf,63kb)

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

  • 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.


There are two lighted tennis courts, one lighted basketball court and one volleyball court available for use by the general public on a first-come, first-served, basis.

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Athletic Fields

Baseball and Softball Fields

Baseball and softball fields are available for games only with a permit. For permit information, applications, and guidelines for use, contact Park Permits.

Soccer and Cricket Fields

Soccer and cricket fields may be permitted for games and practices. For permits, information, applications and guidelines for use, contact Park Permits. Field 5 is a regulation size soccer field, and fields 6, 7, and 8 are available for youth play only.

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Picnic Shelters

Three picnic shelters are available for rental. Contact Park Permits for availability and applications. For more information and guidelines for use see Regional/Recreational Picnic Shelters.

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Other Park Features

A horseshoe pit is located near picnic Shelter B for use by the general public, first-come, first-served, and a playground is located near Shelter C. Restrooms, located at Shelters A and C, are available April through October.

A portion of the paved Magruder Branch Hiker Biker Trail is located in Damascus Recreational Park.

As part of the former Art in the Parks initiative, Wind Harps by sculptor Rodney Carroll was installed in the park in 1992. The towering musical sculpture serves as landmark for the park and offers calming sounds when the winds blow into the strings.

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Important Phone Numbers

Park Manager


Park Permits Silver Spring Office


Park Permits Germantown Office


Ball Field Conditions


Park Police Non-Emergency




Montgomery Parks General Information


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