Montgomery Parks’ COVID-19 Information

Updated December 3: Many Montgomery Parks amenities are open in accordance with Montgomery County’s Executive Order 122-20, COVID-19 Local Order – Phase 2, and the Health Officer Directive issued on November 23rd, 2020.

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 is committed to maintaining the weekend Open Streets Initiative through the pandemic, even during cooler weather.
  • Parks, trails, fields, and sections of several parkways are open for exercise including walking, hiking, and biking. 

Montgomery Parks is issuing permits for fields, to learn more please visit our Permits & Rentals page.

Book a stand-up or micro-wedding with our event centers, Seneca Lodge and Rockwood Manor are accepting reservations for small bookings.

Picnic Shelters are available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Montgomery Parks offers covered picnic shelters throughout the county for groups to host picnics or events. Learn more by visiting our Park Permits webpage.

Be Smart. Do Your Part.

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

  • Wear a mask.
  • Keep six feet between you and others at all times.
  • Do not touch surfaces such as water fountains, and athletic equipment such as fitness stations.
  • Dogs must be leashed.
  • Smoking, vaping, and alcohol is prohibited.

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

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Last Updated: December 3, 2020