Montgomery Parks is expanding access to its athletic fields to allow youth and adult practices and games for low and medium-risk sports (ex: soccer, baseball, cricket, softball, ultimate frisbee, lacrosse, field hockey), with no more than 50 people in a group, and subject to the County’s Reopening Guidelines. For high-risk sports (ex: football, rugby), practice that involves skills-building and drills is permitted; scrimmage and games are not permitted. Fields at local parks are currently available, and fields at regional/recreational parks will be available starting September 1.
Athletic fields reservation requests can be obtain through online registration via ActiveMontgomery or by emailing Mary.King@montgomerycountymd.gov. The first to reserve an athletic field permit will be the first to be awarded the athletic field permit. Athletic field access with no more than 50 people or less is allowed, however, non-permitted users must relinquish the athletic field to designated athletic field permit holders.
All scheduling for Montgomery Parks’ athletic fields is done by the office of Community Use of Public Facilities (CUPF). Please contact CUPF regarding permit application forms; these forms must be submitted directly to CUPF. Visit the CUPF website for more information, or contact 240-777-2716 and 240-777-2730 with field-related questions.
Athletic field fees are approved annually by the Planning Board. Click here for a full list of Permit fees.
For information on the athletic field application process and schedule, please visit the CUPF website or contact 240-777-2716 and 240-777-2730. NOTE: Prior to each season, CUPF will forward a field permit application packet to the representative of each designated league organization. League permit application packets for Spring/Summer season will be sent in mid-December and Fall season will be sent in late May.
A new Athletic Field Use Permit Policy (pdf, 261KB) was approved by the Planning Board on February 21, 2013. This new policy outlines guidelines for use of park athletic fields.
NOTE: All Local Park athletic fields are closed for play from December 1 – March 14 to allow for rest and seasonal maintenance. All Recreational / Regional Park athletic fields are closed for play from December 1 – March 31 and August 16 – August 31 for rest and seasonal maintenance. Artificial Turf fields are open year round with only seasonal Holiday closures.
|Parks||Field #||Target Re-open Dates|
|Broadacres Local Park||3||3/15/2021|
|English Manor Neighborhood Park||1||3/15/2021|
|Layhill Village Local Park||2||3/15/2021|
|Longwood Local Park||1 & 2||TBD|
|Luxmanor Local Park||1, 2 & 3||3/15/2021|
|Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park||1||3/15/2021|
|Parklawn Local Park||1 & 2||3/15/2021|
|Randolph Hills Local Park||1||3/15/2021|
|Silver Spring International Middle School||1||3/15/2021|
|Timberlawn Local Park||2||3/15/2021|
|Wheaton Regional Park||2||4/1/2021|
Please contact CUPF directly at 240-777-2716 for more information regarding athletic field renovations and closures.
Please always remember that playing on a field under any of the conditions listed below can damage the field and make it unplayable, for everyone, for the rest of the season. All play on any park athletic field is prohibited whenever:
If you’re unsure if a field is closed, please call your ballfield rainout number first: 301-579-5610. Rainout number recordings are updated by 3:00 p.m. on weekdays and 7:00 a.m. on weekends. Each recording applies to all parks listed under that number.
For decisions about the use of school fields refer to the appropriate rainout number on the field listing, or call Community Use of Public Facilities (CUPF) at 240-777-2725, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For decisions about sports programs offered by the Montgomery County Recreation Department, call their update line at 240-777-6889.