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 | Dickerson Local Park | Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park | Germantown Square Urban Park | Kings Local Park | Long Branch-Arliss Neighborhood Park | Paint Branch Stream Valley Park & Trails | Rock Creek Hiker-Biker Trail & Beach Drive | Sligo Creek Stream Valley Park & Trails | Stratton Local Park | Watts Branch Stream Valley Park
Bridge reopened as work continues to repair area- Updated October 30, 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.
Maintenance staff to close off some playground equipment until repairs can be made- October 30, 2020
Portions of the playground at Dickerson Local Park are currently unusable and is not accessible by the public. Park Staff has either removed the equipment, placed orange fencing around, or has corded off the equipment until further notice while they work on replacing the parts. Please continue to use caution around closed-off areas.
Minor maintenance and accessibility construction starting this fall- Updated October 8, 2020
The improvement project for Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park has been delayed. The work is scheduled to start in the fall of 2020. The work will focus on improving access to the playground and the parking lot. Although park facilities will remain open, visitors should expect minor interruptions near work sites. For additional information on Accessibility in the Parks and a list of other improvement projects, please visit our Accessibility webpage.
Project to be developed in phase to improve overall access to the park- Updated October 30, 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 October 30, 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.
Park will remain open during the library improvement project- Updated October 30, 2020
The Long Branch- Arliss Neighborhood Park parking lot remains closed. The ongoing improvement project at the Long Branch Library will require the upper parking lot to be a staging area. The upper parking lot closure will directly impact access to the park. Parking is available in the lower parking lot. Park visitors will need to use caution and follow all detours when accessing the park. The library renovation project is scheduled to be complete by December 2020. Click here- for more information on the library refresher.
WSSC projects in the area will require access from surrounding neighborhoods
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 the fall of 2020. Park users should be cautious around work areas at all times. For additional information on WSSC projects in the Parks, click here.
Purple Line Project will be impacting the Rock Creek Hiker-Biker Trail in April- Updated October 30, 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 detour 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.
Stream Repairs Starting In The Sligo Creek Stream Valley Park Area- Posted July 22, 2020
Workers are repairing several culverts in the Sligo Creek Stream Valley Park. The construction will take place between Colesville Road (Rte. 29) and Wayne Avenue. The first phase of work will start between Three Oaks Drive and Schuyler Road. Future phases will be directed south toward Wayne Avenue. Vehicular traffic should expect minimal delays during the day. Trail users should expect impacts as work vehicles enter/exit the area. Please obey all traffic laws and follow flaggers’ directions and detours.
Purple Line Project- Additional Work at Sligo Cabin Neighborhood Park- Updated October 30, 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.
- Work will start on or about October 19, 2020, on Wayne Avenue between Mansfield Road and Sligo Creek Parkway. Crews will perform utility work on Wayne Avenue between Mansfield Road and Sligo Creek Parkway. Work may take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Temporary lane closures will occur.
- Work on Wayne Avenue between Sligo Creek Parkway and Dale Drive is starting on or about October 22, 2020. The project will include milling and paving on Wayne Avenue. Temporary lane closures will occur between Sligo Creek Parkway and Mansfield Road. Lane closures are permitted from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A Construction project will impact the playground at Stratton Local Park- Updated October 30, 2020
Work to repair aging sewer lines within Stratton Local Park is scheduled. The playground will be closed for several weeks when work begins. Workers will be fencing off the playground and begin removing some trees before excavation. Other facilities, including the ball fields and picnic shelter, will remain open with minimal interruption. For your safety, please use caution around work areas. Please visit other parks in the area during construction.
WSSC project to repair the water system- Updated October 30, 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.