ADA Program – Accessibility Projects

Division: Park Development Division
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Fully accessible boat launch at Seneca Landing Special Park

Accessible space featuring a scultpure, bench and observation area at Meadowside Nature Center.

Accessible decking and patio area at Meadowside Nature Center

fitness station

The fitness station at Wheaton Regional Park includes adaptive equipment, accessible parking and pathway

Program Description

M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, has developed a multi-year plan to enhance accessibility at parks and park facilities throughout the county. These efforts coincide with revised Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations (issued by The U.S. Department of Justice) that went into effect in March 2011. These regulations impact parks, playgrounds, ball fields, picnic areas, and other amenities operated by Montgomery Parks.

After conducting an extensive self-evaluation of all parks and park facilities, Montgomery Parks developed a Transition Plan outlining the schedules and cost of all physical improvements within the park system. Physical improvements in many parks will be an ongoing program as we continue to make our facilities accessible for the public.

Park improvements projects completed prior to 2016 can be found in the Transition Plan. Projects completed after 2016 can be found on the Accessibility Webpage. Ongoing projects of the current fiscal year can be found in the tables below.

Status/Project Update

Each project will be posted below with a link to the park webpage. Each Alert Text will outline the work program and other information on the park project.

Calendar and Meeting Notes

* Date and time subject to change. Please contact the project managers to confirm the schedule.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

PARK

PROJECT SCOPE

SCHEDULED COMPLETION

Sundown Road Local Park Playground renovation, access to shelters, softball field, gazebo, and parking Under construction
Rock Creek RP Archery Range Phase II- the parking lot for improved access to the archery range Construction complete
Sligo-Dennis Avenue Local Park Around activity building, parking lot, court access, and a new picnic area Under construction
General Getty Urban Park Miscellaneous upgrades throughout the park including patio enhancements, walkways, picnic tables, tennis court access, etc. Construction complete
Blueberry Hill Local Park A new pathway to connect the adjacent community to the park Construction complete

 


SCHEDULED PARK PROJECTS

PARK

PROJECT SCOPE

STATUS

Argyle Local Park Exterior improvements around the activity building Construction underway
Black Hill Regional Park Accessibility Improvements at Shelter I & J and the parking lots, as well as a connection from Shelter C to the restroom Construction Fall 2021
Fairland Recreational Park Parking lots and playground area In design
Johnson Local Park Throughout the park In design
Layhill Local Park Soccer and softball fields, shelter and playground In design
Longwood Local Park Parking, court, and access to the playground In design
Lynnbrook Local Park sidewalk and benches to be installed Under construction
Maplewood Alta-Vista Local Park Parking, courts, soccer field, and playground In design
Rock Creek Regional Park Picnic Area 2 In design
Sligo Avenue Urban Park Activity building interior and exterior improvements Construction to start Fall 2021
South Germantown Recreational Park Fields E, F, tennis courts and basketball courts, and access to the playground In design
Stewartown Local Park Throughout the park Construction to start Fall 2021
Cherrywood Local Park walkway and parking lot improvement Construction to start Fall 2021

 


RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS

PARK WORK COMPLETED
Black Hill Regional Park Expanded Shelter C plus upgraded parking
Calverton- Galway Local Park Parking lot improvements and access to shelter B
Darnestown Local Park Improvements to parking, walkways, and courts
Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park Access to the playground and the parking lot
Fleming Local Park Upgrades to parking, access to playground, shelter, softball field, tennis courts, porta john
Glenmont Local Park Access to the parking lot and Park Activity Building
Moyer Local Park Parking and access upgrades
Nolte Local Park Various renovations including access to the basketball courts, fields, and playground. Multiple phases/projects are anticipated
Olney Mill Neighborhood Park Expanded parking, accessible walkway to tennis/pickleball courts and shelter, drainage improvements, push-button controls at courts
Rosemary Hills/ Lyttonsville Local Park Trail, drainage, and accessibility upgrades near the playground on Lanier Drive
Saddlebrook Local Park Accessibility upgrades to parking, building entries, basketball courts, soccer field, and playground
Seneca Landing Special Park Multi-phase project to provide a new accessible floating boat dock for canoeists/kayakers, and an accessible picnic area; Phase II is to upgrade the existing boat ramp area for motorized boats.
Southeast Olney Local Park Improvements to the parking lot, porta john, 1 soccer field, and basketball court
South Germantown Recreational Park Interior improvements to the Mooseum
Tilden Woods Local Park Various accessibility renovations to parking, court and playground access, porta-john, and additional benches and tables
Wall Local Park Trail improvements and interpretive sign installation
Wheaton Regional Park Shorefield area new Fitness Station, with the improvements to ADA parking spaces and accessible route
Wheaton Regional Park Renovations to restroom building  near the Adventure Playground
Wheaton Regional Park Field 2, bleacher pads, paths, player benches, sidewalk connection

M-NCPPC Staff Contact

Bob Green, Senior ADA Project Manager |  Bob.Green@MontgomeryParks.org | 301-495-2571

Wen Huang, ADA Project Manager |  Wen.Huang@MontgomeryParks.org | 301-495-2466

Parks Information Customer Service Office | info@MontgomeryParks.org | 301-495-2595

Last Updated: September 27, 2021