Montgomery Parks COVID-19 Information
Updated March 24: Be Smart, Do Your Part. Prior to visiting any of our parks, we ask that you visit Montgomery Parks, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) has closed all indoor park facilities to the public. The department has cancelled all programming, classes, and events taking place in parks and at park facilities through April 30. MontgomeryParks.org/COVID-19 for additional information and answers to frequently asked questions.
What rules govern the use of our Dog Parks?
Dogs must display current license and rabies vaccination tags.
Dogs must be over 4 months old.
Dog-handlers must leash their dogs when outside the dog exercise area, and must be in possession of a leash at all times when inside the park.
Dog handlers must be in control of and in visual contact with their dogs at all times.
Parents must be in control of their children. No pet handlers under age 13 (or other specified age).
No more than 3 dogs per handler.
Dog handlers must immediately remove their dogs’ feces, and repair any holes created by their dogs.
No smoking or eating by dog handlers (except for dog treats).
No aggressive dog behavior.
No female dogs in heat.
Hours of the dog exercise area are the same as the hours for the remainder of the park
. Dog owners are liable for any injuries or damage caused by their dogs.
Users of the dog exercise area do so at their own risk.
Except while inside a dog park, all dogs are required to be on a leash while on Park property.
Additional Dog Parks Rules for consideration or dependent on the type of dog park and location:
No professional dog training unless sponsored by or approved by the Humane Society, Department of Park and Planning, or County.
No pet grooming.
Limit on number of dogs in the dog exercise area at one time
Dog Parks hours, which are extended to one hour beyond sunset or later between November and March
No glass or metal containers
Permitting puppies of 4 months or less, if vaccinated, at separate places or specified times in the park