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

Blockhouse Point Conservation Park and Trails| Cabin John Local Park | East Norbeck Local Park | Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park | Germantown Square Urban Park | Kings Local Park | Leaman Local Park | New Hampshire Estates Neighborhood Park | Rock Creek Hiker-Biker Trail & Beach Drive | Seneca Landing Special Park | Sligo Creek Stream Valley Park & Trails | South Germantown Recreational Park | Stratton Local Park | Wheaton Regional Park


Blockhouse Point Conservation Park and Trails

Bridge reopened as work continues to repair area- Updated March 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.


Cabin John Local Park

The tennis court will be closed until further notice.

Montgomery Parks staff is closing off the tennis court at Cabin John Local Park immediately. Staff will need to remove the fallen tree before repairs can be made. Repairs will need to be made to the light fixtures, the tennis court, and the fencing. Please use caution around the work area and do not access the tennis court until work is complete.


East Norbeck Local Park

Minor maintenance and accessibility construction continues to be delayed- Posted March 31, 2020

The delayed improvement project for Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park has been further pushed back. The work will be postponed through the summer 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.


Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park

UPDATE: Minor maintenance and accessibility construction continues to be delayed- Posted March 31, 2020

The delayed improvement project for Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park has been further pushed back. The work will be postponed until the summer 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.


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

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.

Rock Creek Stream Valley Park and Hiker-Biker Trail

Purple Line Project will be impacting the Rock Creek Hiker-Biker Trail in April

A portion of the Rock Creek Hiker-Biker Trail will be closing for the Purple Line Project. The work is scheduled to start on or about April 6th. Construction will require trail users to be detoured from the trail section 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 follow the detour until further notice. Visit the Purple Line Project page for more information and updates.

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 works 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.

Purple Line Project To Start On Sligo Creek Parkway- Updated March 30, 2020

The Maryland Transit Authority – State Highway Administration’s Purple Transit Construction Project will impact several parks during the preliminary development stage. Workers will implement a closure of the right-hand eastbound lane of Sligo Creek Parkway on or about March 22, 2020. The closure will be along Wayne Avenue between Mansfield Road and Sligo Creek Parkway. The closure will last for approximately five months. For additional information visit the Purple Line Transit Construction Project.


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.

The King Barn Dairy Mooseum ADA Improvement Project underway

Parks is working on accessibility improvements to the exterior of the King Barn Dairy Mooseum.  The construction period is 3/16/20 – 6/30/20.  The building will remain open during construction.


Stratton Local Park

A Construction project will impact the playground at Stratton Local Park

UPDATE: 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:


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: April 1, 2020