Montgomery Parks’ COVID-19 Information

Montgomery Parks amenities are open in accordance with Montgomery County’s COVID-19 Orders.

Effective Saturday, August 7, 2021, face coverings are required inside all of our facilities.

For details on the updated county mandate, visit

Face coverings are recommended for:

  • outdoors when the unvaccinated person is in large group settings (physical distancing also should be maintained); and
  • during outdoor sports that require close contact, with some exceptions.

Our parks and trails are open sunrise to sunset. 

Park Facilities:
The following Montgomery Parks facilities are open:

Outdoor campfire ring rentals are available in several locations; please visit for more information.

Montgomery Parks’ Open Roadways Initiative 

Portions of our parkways are closed to vehicular traffic and open to pedestrians and bicyclists for specific hours listed below. The open parkways include:  

  • Sligo Creek ParkwayFriday mornings at 9 am through Sunday at 6 pm: 
    • Old Carroll Avenue to Piney Branch Road (1.1 miles) 
    • Forest Glen Road to University Boulevard West (1.5 miles) 
  • Beach Drive from Connecticut Avenue to Knowles Avenue (2.7 miles) on Friday mornings at 9 am through Sunday at 6 pm 
  • Little Falls Parkway from River Road to Arlington Road (1 mile), Saturdays at 7 am through Sundays at 6 pm 

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

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Last Updated: September 3, 2021