Are you concerned about activating public spaces, improving the quality of ballfields, enhancing trails, and maintaining programs and services throughout the parks system? If so, we need your help!
County Executive Ike Leggett’s budget recommends a $4.3 million decrease from the Planning Board’s proposed budget which effectively eliminates all program enhancements for Montgomery Parks. This will result in a reduction of services across many very important parks programs.
If we do not receive additional resources each year to care for our growing parks system, programs suffer, facilities deteriorate, and we lose the capacity to provide activities and resources for community residents.
Montgomery Parks has found a way to absorb $2.3 million through careful belt tightening. However, the department still needs $2 million of this funding request restored to maintain our parks and move forward.
Testify at an upcoming public hearing. To testify in person, you must sign up in advance. Sign up online or call 240-777-7803. Upcoming public hearings are listed below.
Show up, listen and learn. Send a powerful message with your presence by coming out to support Parks speakers during public hearings.
Send letters, tweets, emails, and testimonials to the Montgomery County Council and let them know why parks need funding. A sample email/tweet can be found here. Send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org or specific email addresses listed here. Mail letters to Council President, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850.