Park Athletic Fields
Montgomery Parks maintains close to 300 fields for public games, practices and walk-on play. Search for fields in Montgomery County.
ATTENTION! All scheduling for Montgomery Parks athletic fields will now be done by the Office of Community Use of Public Facilities (CUPF) only. In an effort to streamline County services, the Office of Community Use of Public Facilities (CUPF) is now the scheduling agency for all fields previously scheduled by Montgomery Parks, M-NCPPC in Montgomery County. Park Permit Office staff have been relocated to the CUPF offices and will be managing requests for Park fields to ensure a seamless transition for our users.
Contact CUPF for permit application forms. All completed request forms must be submitted directly to CUPF.
For more information on the new athletic field rental process, please visit the CUPF website. All field-related inquiries should be directed to Mary King at 240-777-2716 or Mary.King@MontgomeryCountymd.gov.
Park Athletic Fields closed Dates
NOTE: All Local Park athletic fields are closed for play from December 1 - March 14 to allow for rest and seasonal maintenance. All Recreational / Regional Park athletic fields are closed for play from December 1 - March 31 and August 1 - August 15 for rest and seasonal maintenance. Artificial Turf fields are open year round with only seasonal Holiday closures.
Athletic Field Renovation and Closure List
Calverton Galway #4
Bowie Mill #1
Winding Creek #1
Clarksburg Village #1
Cedar Creek #2
Jessup Blair #1
Please contact CUPF directly for more information.
Permit Application Schedule
NOTE: Prior to each season, CUPF will forward a field permit application packet to the representative of each designated league organization. League permit application packets for Spring/Summer season will be sent in mid-December and Fall season will be sent in late May.
Athletic Field Fees
Athletic field fees are approved annually by the Planning Board. Click here for a full list of Permit fees.
Field Use Policy
A new Athletic Field Use Permit Policy (pdf, 261KB) was approved by the Planning Board on February 21, 2013. This new policy outlines guidelines for use of park athletic fields.
Rules and Regulations
Inclement Weather Policy
Please always remember that playing on a field under any of the conditions listed below can damage the field and make it unplayable, for everyone, for the rest of the season. All play on any park athletic field is prohibited whenever:
- The field is closed for renovation or repair;
- Water is standing on the field;
- One half inch of rain or more has fallen within the previous 24 hours;
- Soil is frozen;
- Soil is wet and "spongy";
- The ground is muddy and soil clumps or clings to shoes;
- Steady rain is falling;
- A lightning/electrical storm is occurring;
- The field is deemed unplayable by Park staff or Park Police.
If you’re unsure if a field is closed, please call your ballfield rainout number first! Rainout number recordings are updated by 2:00 p.m. on weekdays and 7:00 a.m. on weekends. Each recording applies to all parks listed under that number.
For decisions about the use of school fields refer to the appropiate rainout number on the field listing, or call Community Use of Public Facilities (CUPF) at 240-777-2706, Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For decisions about sports programs offered by the Montgomery County Recreation Department, call their update line at 240-777-6889.
Date of last update: August 22, 2011