Montgomery Parks’ COVID-19 Information

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Extends Closures and Cancellations Through April 30, 2020

In response to the ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Montgomery Parks is extending its indoor facility closures to the public and cancellation of events and programs through April 30, 2020.

Updated March 28 – 5pm

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission urges our residents and visitors to do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. If you go to a park or trail to exercise, use extreme caution. Maintain at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others when outside. Do not participate in any team and contact sports, such as basketball, football, softball and soccer. Cookouts are also not permitted in our parks, until further notice. Avoid touching surfaces including playground equipment, benches, and other sports equipment that are handled by others. We discourage gathering in our parks and remind patrons that it is illegal to gather in groups of 10 or more.

Please make use of our more than 200 miles of trails throughout the county. Use the Montgomery Parks Trailheads with Parking Map to find a trail near you.

Be smart. Do your part. 

Our parks are open, but please:

  • Do not gather in groups of more than 10 or get closer than six feet from other people
  • Do not touch any surfaces that are likely to be touched by other people.
  • Refrain from using playground equipment
  • Do not participate in activities involving physical contact or sharing of equipment

Additional notes:

  • Park offices are closed to the public.
  • Montgomery Parks field permits are cancelled through April 30. We are encouraging individual field users to contact their league managers for future direction and to stay up-to-date.
  • Community Gardens and Little Bennett Campground will remain open to the public.

Effective immediately our Customer Service office will offer extended hours: Monday – Friday: 8 am – 7 pm & Saturdays: 8 am – 12 pm. As a reminder, the contact info is 301-495-2595 & Info@MontgomeryParks.org. Park patrons with questions can email the Public Information Customer Service office at info@montgomeryparks.org. Our Safety Office is available 24 hours/7 days a week through the following numbers: (301)395-0563; (301)275-5126; (240)393-0419.


MontgomeryParks.org/COVID-19 will serve as Montgomery Parks’ main page for all COVID-19 related notices.

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Last Updated: March 28, 2020