Montgomery Parks’ COVID-19 Information

Updated April 9 – 8am

Montgomery Parks provides additional space to walk, jog and bike by closing sections of Sligo Creek Parkway to vehicles. These sections of Sligo Creek Parkway will be closed to vehicles and open to pedestrians, bicyclists, and other park users beginning Friday mornings at 9 a.m. through Sunday evenings at 6 p.m.:

  • University Boulevard West to Dennis Avenue
  • Dennis Avenue to Forest Glen Road
  • Piney Branch Avenue to Maple Avenue
  • Maple Avenue to Old Carroll Avenue

Sections of Sligo Creek Parkway will remain open to vehicles where the parkway intersects with Dennis and Maple Avenues.

Our Explore From Home site has plenty of parks related activities for you to enjoy at home.

Please make use of our more than 250 miles of trails throughout the county.
Use the Montgomery Parks Trailheads with Parking Map to find a trail near you.

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. 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.

Be Smart. Do Your Part.

Our parks and trails are open sunrise to sunset, but please:

  • Keep six feet between you and others at all times.
  • Do not play group or contact sports
  • Do not touch surfaces such as park benches, water fountains and athletic equipment such as fitness stations.
  • Smoking, vaping, and alcohol is prohibited.
  • Dogs must be leashed
  • Use of playgrounds is prohibited.
  • Refrain from groups of ten or more.
  • Tennis and pickleball court use is prohibited
  • Use of the Rock Creek Regional Park archery range is prohibited.

Our Customer Service office hours are Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm & Saturdays: 8 am – 12 pm. As a reminder, the contact info is 301-495-2595 & Park patrons with questions can email the Public Information Customer Service office at

Spring Registration for Ice and Tennis has been postponed to a later date. We will provide that information and class schedule when they have been determined.

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Last Updated: April 9, 2020