With more than 36,000 acres and 422 parks consisting of thousands of amenities, there is constant work going on behind the scenes to make sure you have the best Montgomery Parks experience possible. The following parks, trails, or facilities currently have smaller or inter-governmental work going on that might change the park experience. Learn more by scrolling down or by clicking the park or trail name below.
Blockhouse Point Conservation Park and Trails | Germantown Square Urban Park | Kings Local Park | Little Falls Stream Valley Park & Trail | Paint Branch Stream Valley Park & Trails | Rock Creek Hiker-Biker Trail & Beach Drive | Sligo Creek Stream Valley Park & Trails | Watts Branch Stream Valley Park
Bridge reopened as work continues to repair area- Updated December 2020
The bridge and trail at Blockhouse Point are open. The section of the Muddy Branch Greenway Trail is now available for trail users while they continue to stabilize the area from heavy rains. Repair work around the area will continue so trail users should continue to use caution. Visit the Park Trails Planning and Implementation webpage for more information on other park trail projects.
Project to be developed in phase to improve overall access to the park- Updated December 2020
Germantown Square Urban Park will be going under renovations. The renovations will be completed in phases with the removal of the existing gazebo, the pergola, and park benches in the first phase. The overall work will include the removal of some existing trees around the knoll and realigning the pathways. Park patrons should use caution around designated work areas at all times and access closed areas.
For additional information, please visit the park projects web page.
Improvements will impact parking lot access during the project- Updated December 2020
A construction project will close the parking lot and parking area at Kings Local Park. The athletic fields will remain open and accessible from Burdette Forest Road. The work is through the Parks Accessibility Transition Program to improve public access to park facilities.
WSSC Work in Little Falls Stream Valley Park
Work continues on a WSSC project to install new sewer pipes and manholes in the Little Falls Stream Valley Park. The work will continue through Winter 2020. Park users should expect minor interruptions in accessing park amenities. The project includes stream restoration to the area. WSSC is working to access the area with the least amount of impact on the community. The project will build a temporary access road for construction vehicles. Access will be on Little Falls Parkway, between River Road and Massachusetts Avenue. Please use caution around work areas at all times. Watch for flaggers directing traffic.
For additional information on WSSC projects in the Parks, please visit the WSSC Park Project web page.
WSSC projects in the area will require access from surrounding neighborhoods- Updated January 2021
WSSC will be working to repair the water system in the Paint Branch Stream Valley Area. WSSC is working with the community on proper access to work areas with minimal impact on the community. Work will be accessing the parks through Deer Ridge Road and Old Columbia Pike. The projects will continue through Winter 2021. Park users should be cautious around work areas at all times. For additional information on WSSC projects in the Parks, click here.
Stream Restoration Project In Rock Creek Stream Valley Park- Posted December 14, 2020
Purple Line Project will be impacting the Rock Creek Hiker-Biker Trail in April- Updated December 2020
A portion of the Rock Creek Hiker-Biker Trail will be intermittently closed due to the Purple Line Project. When posted, the work will require trail users to detour from the Rock Creek Hiker-Biker Trail within the section located in Ray’s Meadow Local Park. The detour will use a part of East-West Highway and Jones Bridge Road. Trail users will be required to use detours when notice is posted.
- The Maryland Transit Authority – State Highway Administration’s Purple Transit Construction Project will impact several parks during the development stage. For more information and updates, please visit the Purple Line Transit Construction Project Park Projects Page.
Purple Line Project- Additional Work at Sligo Cabin Neighborhood Park- Updated December 2020
The Maryland Transit Authority – State Highway Administration’s Purple Transit Construction Project will impact several parks during the development stage. For more information and updates, please visit the Purple Line Transit Construction Project Park Projects Page.
- Sligo Cabin Neighborhood Park- contractors will be realigning the trail in Sligo Cabin Neighborhood Park. They will be removing trees, installing, storm drain management, and other items. Parks will close a part of the parking lot for use as a staging area. Park users should expect disruptions and temporary trail closures as well as the playground area.
- Road work on Wayne Avenue between Sligo Creek Parkway and Dale Drive is ongoing. Temporary lane closures will occur between Sligo Creek Parkway and Mansfield Road. Lane closures are permitted from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WSSC project to repair the water system- Updated December 2020
Work in Watts Branch Stream Valley Park is underway. WSSC is making repairs to a sewer manhole. The area off Paddock Lane and includes stream restoration work. The work will continue through 2020. Please use caution and expect minimal impact to park use. For more information on WSSC Projects in your park or neighborhood, please visit the Park Projects webpage.