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

Olney Mill Neighborhood Park Path improvements to tennis courts, picnic shelter, parking lot Winter 2021
Calverton- Galway Local Park Parking lot improvements and access to shelter B Spring 2021
Wheaton Regional Park Restroom building near the Adventure Playground Spring 2021
Wheaton Regional Park Field 2 Spring 2021
South Germantown Recreational Park Interior improvements to the Mooseum Spring 2021
Sundown Road Local Park Playground renovation, access to shelters, softball field, gazebo, and parking Summer 2021
Meadowbrook Local Park Stable restrooms Summer/ Fall 2021
Rock Creek Regional Park Phase II- the parking lot for improved access to the archery range Summer 2021

 


 

SCHEDULED PARK PROJECTS

PARK

PROJECT SCOPE

STATUS

Argyle Local Park Exterior improvements around the activity building Construction to start Summer  2021
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 In design
Blueberry Hill Local Park A new pathway to connect the adjacent community to the park Construction to start Summer 2021
Fairland Recreational Park Parking lots and playground area In design
General Getty Urban Park Miscellaneous upgrades throughout the park including patio enhancements, walkways, picnic tables, tennis court access, etc. Construction to start Summer 2021
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 Construction to start Summer 2021
Lynnbrook Local Park Playground and softball field Construction to start Summer 2021
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 Summer 2021
Sligo- Dennis Avenue Local Park Around activity building, parking lot, court access, and a new picnic area Construction to start Spring 2021
South Germantown Recreational Park Fields E, F, tennis courts and basketball courts, and access to the playground In design
South Germantown Recreational Park Restroom buildings interior improvements for Adventure Playground, Miracle field, and group picnic area Construction to start Spring 2021
Stewartown Local Park Throughout the park Construction to start Summer 2021
Wheaton Regional Park Field 3 Construction to start Fall 2021

 


PROJECTS COMPLETED

PARK WORK COMPLETED
Black Hill Regional Park Expanded Shelter C plus upgraded parking
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
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

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: March 2, 2021