Montgomery Parks’ COVID-19 Information

Updated December 29: Many Montgomery Parks amenities are open in accordance with Montgomery County’s Executive Order 139-20, COVID-19 Local Order.

Be Smart. Do Your Part.

Our parks and trails are open sunrise to sunset. 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. Persons leaving their residences shall wear a face covering when they are likely to come into contact with another person, such as being within six feet of another person for more than a fleeting time;
Clean your hands before and after use of park amenities. Park visitors are encouraged to bring their own wipes and hand sanitizer.

  • Parks, trails, fields, and sections of several parkways are open for exercise including walking, hiking, and biking from sunrise to sunset. 
  • Portions of Sligo Creek Parkway and Beach Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic and open to pedestrians and bicyclists Friday mornings at 9 am through Sunday at 4 pm for the Montgomery Parks’ Open Roadways Initiative. Hours: sunrise to sunset.  The open parkways includes: 
    • Sligo Creek Parkway: 
      • University Bvld. to Forest Glen Rd. 
      • Piney Branch Rd. to Old Carroll Ave. 
    • Beach Drive: 
      • Connecticut Ave. to Knowles Ave  
  • Outdoor tennis courts and South Germantown Driving Range are currently open on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • In-line skate parks at Dewey Local Park and Ridge Road Recreational Park are open and may be reserved by permit, contact Permits Office 301-495-2525 
  • Dog parks are open but usage must be limited to less than 25 people at a time.   
  • Cabin John Ice Rink and Wheaton Ice Arena are open for individual scheduled athletic training (no public skating sessions).  
  • Indoor Tennis Centers at Wheaton Regional Park and Cabin John Regional Park are open for scheduled lessons. 
  • Picnic Shelters are available on a first come, first served basis for gatherings of 25 or less. Reservations are available from April 1 through October 31 for Regional and Recreational Park picnic shelters by purchasing a permit beginning January 1For more information visit the Picnic Shelters webpage or contact Permits Office 301-495-2525. 
  • Outdoor campfire ring rentals are available several locations; please visit for more information. 

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: January 4, 2021