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Advocacy

Support Crucial Funding for Montgomery Parks


FY18 Budget Update

Montgomery Parks achieved a successful budget outcome for FY18 and we could not be more thrilled! Parks advocates made their voices heard during the Montgomery County Council’s budget hearings.

The approved FY18 budget includes increased funding for new equipment and staff positions for crucial programs and initiatives. Among them:

  • wifi in the parks (pilot program)
  • trail maintenance
  • stormwater management
  • athletic field maintenance
  • activating urban parks program
  • program access

Montgomery Parks extends a heartfelt THANK YOU to the many park enthusiasts who let the council know why parks matter to them and the greater county community.

What’s at Stake?

Each year, Montgomery Parks needs additional resources to operate. If we do not receive additional resources each year to care for our growing parks system, programs suffer, facilities deteriorate, and we lose the capacity to provide activities and resources for community residents.

A successful budget outcome is never guaranteed. We rely on a committed contingent of park enthusiasts to successfully advocate on our behalf.

What You Can Do

We are always looking for new voices to advocate on behalf of parks. We want the Montgomery County Council to hear from park advocates and advocacy groups on an ongoing basis in support of the parks budget.

To become a Montgomery Parks advocate, please register with the Montgomery Parks Foundation by sending an email to Felicia Townes.

Thank you for the continued support!

Last Updated: September 29, 2017