Filming Permit Requests to engage in still or motion picture photography at park facilities may be submitted in writing to the Permit Office by filling out an application. The application will be submitted to the Park Manager for final approval.
Filming Permit fee is $350.00 and is required in advance of the filming date along with a valid certificate of liability insurance.
NOTE: Disclaimer: Fees subject to change without notice. Cancellation/Change Policy
There is a required $50.00 administrative fee for cancellations. A fee of $50.00 will be required for any change made to a permit (i.e., change of date or facility) once payment has been made.
Applicants must comply with the following specific terms and conditions:
The permitholder is permitted to engage in still or motion picture photography in the above named Montgomery County Park ONLY, and ONLY during the dates and time set forth above.
The permitholder will avoid any and all public obstruction, pedestrian and vehicular, and will coordinate all activities with the Commission so as to cause no obstruction, interruption or interference with other park activities or programs.
The permitholder shall hold the Commission harmless for any damage, injury or loss to the permitholder or any other group or individual arising out of the use of Park property, and will indemnify the Commission for any loss or damage it may suffer.
The Permitholder shall not identify the Commission, or any specific property owned or operated by the Commission in any film or photograph, narration, dialogue, sound track, caption or other description, without advance written approval of the Commission.
The permitholder shall provide the Commission with a liability insurance policy written by a carrier licensed to write insurance in the State of Maryland, with limits of $500,000 per person and $1,000,000 per accident or injury incurred.
Day Camps/Clinics/Classes Permit
A policy for the consideration of third-party operated camps on skill clinics/class on public parkland was adopted by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Montgomery County Planning Board on February 1, 2004. The Department of Park and Planning shall allow the operation of camps and skill clinics on public parkland by non-profit as well as for-profit organizations. The fee structure is designed to both provide these fields for Montgomery County youth, and to establish a dedicated fund that can go toward enhanced maintenance of the fields, including (longer term) irrigation of the fields, to support the increased use.
Procedures and Fees
The following procedures will manage the request and approval processes for summer camp and clinic requests:
These local parks should be considered first as most appropriate for day camps and skill clinics, since they contain reservable picnic shelters with locked restrooms and at least two athletic fields (to provide additional field capacity to allow for rotating field use):
East Norbeck Local Park
Darnestown Local Park
Gunners Lake Local Park
Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park
Wheaton Forest Local Park
Georgian Forest Local Park
Calverton Galway Local Park
Requests for local parks not designated above must be approved by the Park Manager.
Other facilities, such as recreation buildings in local parks, picnic shelters and fields in regional parks may also be considered.
The weekly fee for one of the designated “camp/clinic” parks (or other approved local park with more than one field) will be $150 in addition to $150 refundable security deposit, payable at the time the permit is issued.
The weekly fee for use of a Regional or Recreational park facility will be $250 in addition to a $150 refundable security deposit, payable at the time the permit is issued.
All camp operators will be charged 10% of their gross receipts, payable prior to the start of its first session.
A surcharge of $10.00 per camper/per session will be applied and payable by the start of the first session.
Applications must be submitted to the Park Permit Office by December 31st for consideration for the summer season and by May 31st for the fall season.
Applications must include a brochure describing the camp’s target age group, programs and fees, if available from the camp’s previous year of operation.
Applications must include a certificate of liability and contractual indemnity insurance naming “The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission” as additional insured.
Applications will be reviewed by the Park Permit Office for availability of and assignment of field and facility space, by the Park Manager for identification of maintenance tasks, and by the General Counsel for preparation and approval of the contract.
Camp operators will be responsible for adherence to all local, state and federal laws pertaining to camp operations, including criminal background checks on its employees.
The Commission may impose other fees for damages estimated to be beyond the initial deposit.
No refunds or adjustments will be made for inclement weather cancellations.
The Montgomery County Recreation Department will be exempt from these special fees and will be charged the regular rate for permitting recreation buildings and fields in order to operate its summer camp program.
Any funds expended by or on behalf of the operator of a camp for the maintenance and/or the renovation of park athletic facilities may be offset against the 10% of the gross receipts and or the $10/player assessment, but not both.
NOTE: Check Special Rules