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Announcements

NEW Park Opening!

An opening celebration will be held for Carroll Knolls Local Park on April 26, 2014. The new park is a passive, open space park – approximately 4 acres, located on Georgia Avenue at the intersection of Evans Parkway. View the media release and flyer for additional information.

Public Meetings & Input Opportunities

Coming Soon: Multi-Purpose Room at Wheaton Indoor Tennis

M-NCPPC Montgomery parks will begin construction of a new multi-purpose room at Wheaton Indoor Tennis, located in Wheaton Regional Park. The construction is expected to begin in Fall 2014, and the new room is expected to open for use in the spring of 2015. The multi-purpose room will provide additional space for summer camps and class programs. Wheaton Indoor Tennis will remain open throughout construction. For more information call 301-495-2595.

Community Meeting on the Renovation of Hillandale Local Park
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 7:00 p.m.

M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks invites you to attend a community meeting regarding the renovation of Hillandale Local Park at White Oak Community Recreation Center - Social Hal, 1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Ongoing Construction & Renovation Activity

Update: PROPOSED FY15-20 Capital Improvements Program (CIP)

The County Executive's Recommendations for Montgomery Parks' Proposed FY15-20 CIP have been forwarded to the County Council. The County Council will hold public hearings (February) and committee meetings (through April), with final approval in May 2014.

FY13-18 Capital Improvements Program (CIP)

Review the approved Capital Improvements Program highlights, resolutions, expenditure reports and project descriptions for all Montgomery County agencies. FY13-18 Capital Improvements Program (CIP)

Project Status

Find profiles of major park projects, use our park construction search to find a park project in development, learn about the playground renovation program, and see completed facility plans and projects in our Project Status section.

Notice: WSSC repairs in Rock Creek Regional Park

WSSC is beginning work to repair sewer lines within Rock Creek Regional Park. Trail users should expect some impacts to the Rock Creek Hiker Biker Trail, Lakeside Trail, and to trails to the west of Lake Needwood. Information about current trail closures/impacts is below. For more information on WSSC Consent Decree projects, please visit the WSSC website or call Montgomery Parks at 301-495-2595.

Notice: Rock Creek Hiker Biker Trail at Rock Creek Regional Park

WSSC work taking place near Muncaster Mill Road along the North Branch of Rock Creek will impact the ability for people to use the trail head for the Muncaster Mill Trail at the Kengla House Conference Center. The work will be taking place through February 2014. Only access to the trail head will be impacted – the trail itself will remain open.

Notice: Lakeside Trail

Beginning October 14th, a portion of the Lakeside Trail will be closed to foot traffic to allow WSSC to access and begin repairs. The closure will span from Muncaster Mill Road south approximately .30 miles. This section of the trail is expected to remain closed until December 31st.

Notice: Trails West of Lake Needwood

WSSC will be performing sewer repair work on the west side of Lake Needwood from Needwood Road to the dam through the spring of 2014. The trail will remain open during construction. Please use caution when using this portion of the trail.

About Montgomery Parks’ Park Development Division

Our Mission

To acquire parkland and to design, construct, and develop parks or complete major renovations of parks through the planning, preparation, and implementation of the Capital Improvements Program (CIP).

Recent Awards
Recent project awards include:
  • Stephen Reid, Park Development Division Engineer and Project Manager, received the James B. Coulter Award, named after Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) second Secretary, which acknowledges environmental contributions by a government employee. He was honored for his work on the Maydale Conservation Park Stream Restoration Project in Colesville, and his involvement in the dredging of Lake Needwood in Rock Creek Regional Park and restoring streams in Northwest Golf Course in Silver Spring. More information can be found here.
  • The Facility Plan for the Little Bennett Regional Park Day Use Area received the prestigious Traveling Award from the Potomac and Maryland Chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects. The Traveling Award is the top honor reserved for a project that uniquely reflects and solves the most current issues in landscape architecture through innovative design excellence. Click for the award submission.
  • The Maydale Conservation Park stream restoration project received the Maryland Recreation and Parks Association(MRPA) award for "Planning and design with Environmental Protection in Mind" at their April 2012 annual conference. The project features improvements to pedestrian bridges and a fish ladder to protect and restore 1,600 feet of stream. Click here for the award submission.

Recently completed facility plans:

Recently completed projects: