Park Notices – Maintenance, Updates, Public Information

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.

repaired wooden boarders at Bullis Park

Soil, Tree, Water

Washed away bridge at Blockhouse Point.Water, Tree, State park, Nature reserve, Watercourse

Black Hill Regional Park | Bullis Local Park | Fairland Recreational Park | Germantown Square Urban Park | Kings Local Park | Leaman Local Park | New Hampshire Estates Neighborhood Park | Parkside Headquarters Playground |  Rock Creek Hiker-Biker Trail & Beach Drive | Seneca Landing Special Park | Sligo Creek Stream Valley Park & Trails | South Germantown Recreational Park | Wheaton Regional Park


Black Hill Regional Park

Shelters D, E, F will be closing this offseason to allow for improvements.

Montgomery Parks will renovate picnic shelters D, E, and F this offseason. For public safety, staff will be closing these areas until the completion of the project. Park patrons should to use caution around work-sites and seek alternative shelters in the park to access


Bullis Local Park

Maintenance staff to close off some playground equipment until repairs can be made- posted February 7, 2020

Portions of the playground at Bullis Local Park are currently unusable and should not be accessed by the public: the tot train set was removed and the replacement of worn-out wooden boards has been scheduled. Park Staff has placed orange fencing or cord off equipment and is working on replacing the parts. Please continue to use caution around closed-off areas.

Work to improve the drainage to the playground at Bullis Local Park will start around Feb. 18, 2020. Staff will be installing construction fencing in a section of the parking lot as a staging area. Fencing will also be around the playground, closing the area from the public until complete. Park users should use caution around designated work areas.


Fairland Recreational Park

Maintenance staff to close off some playground equipment until repairs can be made- Updated February 7, 2020

Portions of the playground at Fairland Recreational Park are currently unusable and is not accessible to the public: the spiral slide and the decks are closed. Park Staff has placed orange fencing or cord off the equipment until further notice while they work on replacing the parts. Please continue to use caution around closed-off areas.


Germantown Square Urban Park

Park Staff will work on a project to improve Germantown Square Urban Park over the winter that will be completed by early Spring 2020.

The project renovation will improve access and safety to the park when completed.  The work will require the removal of the existing gazebo, the pergola and park benches. In addition, staff will be removing some existing trees around the knoll and will be realigning the pathways. Park patrons should use caution around designated work areas at all times.

For additional information, please visit the park projects web page.


Kings Local Park

Improvements will impact parking lot access during the project- posted October 30, 2019

A construction project will close the parking lot and parking area at Kings Local Park effective October 3, 2018. 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.


Leaman Local Park Playground

Maintenance staff to close off some playground equipment until repairs can be made- Updated February 13, 2020

Portions of the playground at Leaman Local Park are currently unusable and is not accessible by the public: spring toy. 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.


McKnew Local Park Playground Closed

Maintenance staff to close off some playground equipment until repairs can be made

Portions of the playground at McKnew Local Park are currently unusable and is not accessible to the public. Park Staff has placed orange fencing or corded off the equipment until further notice while they work on replacing the parts. Please continue to use caution around closed-off areas.


New Hampshire Estates Neighborhood Park

MD DOT- SHA Transit project work to intermittently disrupt park access and use- posted July 7, 2019

The Maryland Transit Authority – State Highway Administration’s Purple Transit Construction Project is underway. The project will impact several parks during the preliminary development stage. Continue to visit the Purple Line Transit Construction Project Park Projects Page for updates and schedules.

  • New Hampshire Estates Neighborhood Park – The project is relocating a water line near the park entrance. The work will impact access to the park and entrance to the plaza. Park users should use caution around work areas at all times.

Parkside Headquarters Park Playground Closed

Maintenance staff to close off some playground equipment until repairs can be made- Posted February 7, 2020

Portions of the playground at Parkside Headquarters Park are currently not accessible to the public due to unsafe pieces of equipment;

  • tube climbers

Park Staff is cording off or placing orange fencing around the hazardous equipment until further notice. Please continue to use caution while they work on replacing the parts.


Rock Creek Hiker-Biker Trail & Beach Drive

WSSC work to repair sewer line will impact traffic – Updated February 12, 2020

WSSC will begin making repairs to a broken sewer line on Beach Drive. The area impacted will also be the Rock Creek Hiker-Biker Trail, just off of Connecticut Avenue.  The work will impact vehicular traffic during workdays for several months.  Vehicles should expect delays and single lane traffic throughout the week.  Trail users should use caution around the work zone and share the road. For additional information on WSSC projects in the Parks, visit the WSSC Parks Project web page


Seneca Landing Special Park

Installation of a new accessible floating canoe/kayak launch -Updated February 12, 2020

Parks staff will begin to improve the access to Seneca Landing Special Park. The project will feature the installation of a new accessible floating canoe and kayak launch pad. Other renovations in the park will include improvements to the drop-off area, accessible parking spaces, and walkways. Work will begin this winter and extend into late spring. Minimal impact is expected to park users. Vehicles should use caution around designated work areas.

For additional information on Accessibility in the Parks and a list of other improvement projects, please visit our Accessibility webpage.


Sligo Creek Stream Valley Park and Trails

WSSC project to improve tributary in progress- Updated February 12, 2020

WSSC work to protect the infrastructure and improve the Anacostia Stream Tributary in Sligo Creek Stream Valley- area #3 is underway. The project will impact the trail access from Edgevale Road with areas being closed to the public during construction. An alternate trail from Edgevale Road to the Sligo Creek Trail will be temporarily installed but it will be shared with construction access.

Purple Line Project- Additional Work at Sligo Cabin Neighborhood Park- Updated February 7, 2020

The Maryland Transit Authority – State Highway Administration’s Purple Transit Construction Project will impact several parks during the preliminary development stage. Workers will be relocating 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 closures of the playground as well. For additional information visit the Purple Line Transit Construction Project.

Stream and Trail Realignment Project in Sligo Creek Stream Valley Unit #3- Updated February 12, 2020

Work continues to replace the pedestrian bridge in the Sligo Creek Stream Valley Park area. Vehicular traffic and trail users should expect intermittent closures near Brunett Avenue and Dallas Avenue. As part of the project, the work will also realign the trail and stream. Trail users should watch for detours and seek alternate routes. Plans to remove the existing bridge are scheduled for Spring 2020.


South Germantown Recreational Park

Maintenance staff to close off some playground equipment until repairs can be made- Updated February 7, 2020

Portions of the playground at South Germantown Recreational Park are currently unusable and is not accessible by the public: Kinetic Swing, Steering wheel & mallets removed from the pirate ship, Observation bubble, Berliner bridge, Fat rope bridge, Gray hills maze. 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.


Wheaton Regional Park

Parks Maintenance Staff to close off some playground equipment until repairs can be made
Portions of the playground at Wheaton Regional Park are currently unusable and are closed to the public.  The large slide is closed until further notice. Park Staff is cording off or placing orange fencing around the damaged equipment while they work on replacing the broken parts. Please continue to use caution around closed areas.


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Last Updated: February 13, 2020