Design & Construction Standards and Permitting Resources

We develop a detailed set of construction drawings and specifications after the preferred plan and cost estimate are approved by the Planning Board and the Montgomery County Council. This set of drawings outlines all materials and processes necessary for construction. During this phase:

  • We coordinate with utility companies and outside agencies to obtain final permits and approvals for the project.
  • Designs for trails, kiosks, and trail signage are completed, and appropriate standards for mowing and non-native invasive plant removal are finalized.
  • The project is bid for construction to private contractors.

It can take several years to complete a new park or major renovation. The length of time needed for preliminary design through construction varies by project and depends on the availability and timing of the project funding as well as the scale and complexity. If funding is not available at the time of the approval of the plan, the Montgomery County Council will set the schedule and the funding at a later date.

Once construction is complete, we can prepare the site for use by the public!

Park Construction Permit

The Park Development Division of the M-NCPPC Department of Parks issues permits approving work to be done on properties owned or managed by the M-NCPPC and on properties to be dedicated to the M-NCPPC. To streamline the process for the applicant and the Park’s Department, we have created an online submittal via ePlans. Please click on the links below to see the procedures, user guide, and online training.

Park Construction Permit Procedure document
ePlans Park Construction Permit User Guide
ePlans Online Training

Related County Information

We have included various links to both the Montgomery County Government and other resources on our web page as a service to our users. These links complement and supplement the information you find on our web page by offering additional related resources.

Park Directory
Partnership Opportunities
Montgomery County Government Website
Park Planning & Stewardship Park Master Plans
Montgomery County CIP

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Last Updated: July 31, 2018