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Montgomery Parks invites the public to provide input on proposed revisions to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission's Park Rules and Regulations. More information is available here.
As part of the Outdoor Tennis Court Renovation Program, tennis courts at Calverton-Galway Local Park, Olney Manor Recreational Park- Battery A,Randolph Hills Local Park, and Battery Lane Urban Park are scheduled to be inaccessible to the public. All work is expected to be completed by early June. Please click here for a list of other parks with tennis courts available for use near you.
Montgomery Parks arboricultural staff continue to work in the Rock Creek Stream Valley areas to remove Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infected trees that pose risks to the safety of trail and park users. For more information on tree inspection and maintenance, please click here.
Large scale tree removal on the Rock Creek Hiker- Biker Trail, Beach Drive will require the portion of the trail to be temporarily closed July 6-7. Work is scheduled between Jones Mill Road and Susanna Lane Trail Connectors. Trail users should seek alternate routes as the trail will be closed from 10-2pm daily.
Trail work is in progress south of Wheaton Regional Park to replace a bridge connecting the Northwest Branch Trail to the Rachel Carson Greenway Trail. Trail users should exercise caution around work zone. Click here for more info.
Western Grove Urban Park, formerly the Chevy Chase Open Space Urban Park is scheduled to be closed for renovations beginning in June 2016. The 1.9 acre project, in partnership with the Chevy Chase Village, will enhance park amenities including improved accessible walkways, lighting, a paved seating area, natural play area, green space, fencing, and a water feature. The work will require the area to be inaccessible to the public with completion planned by the spring of 2017. Click here for additional information on the project.
A section of West Old Baltimore Road, between Black Hill Regional Park entrance and Clarksburg Road will be closed to vehicular traffic on or around June 28, for approximately 6-8 weeks. See detour to enter Black Hill Regional Park.
Major rehabilitation of the MD 195 (Carroll Avenue) Bridge over Sligo Creek and Sligo Creek Parkway is underway. The bridge will be closed and traffic detoured. The work will have little effect on the use of Sligo Creek Park Trail, but please exercise caution around work areas, and please share the road with bicyclists. For more info, click here.
The bridge on the Beaver Valley Trail in Little Bennett Regional Park is impassible due to recent flooding. The bridge will not be accessible until repairs can be made. Please use caution around the area. To view other trail options or a map of the trail system at Little Bennett Regional Park, please click here.
Renovations to the playgrounds at Saddlebrook Local Park, Timberlawn Local Park, Plumgar Local Park and John Haines Neighborhood Park are underway. The playgrounds will be closed as part of the Playground Renovation Program. Work will include storm water management and improved access to park facilities. Playgrounds are scheduled to reopen in Spring/Summer 2016.
Montgomery Parks is updating the Wheaton Regional Park Master Plan and is soliciting input from the public. To find out more about the plan and how you can share your ideas, please visit www.ParkPlanning.org
Scheduled access improvement work will continue at Indian Spring Terrace Local Park. Park will remain open with limited access around work areas. Click here for additional information
Kemp Mill Urban Park will be closed this winter season as renovations are scheduled to begin. This one-year project will improve the overall park access, including an updated water feature and expanded playground. Click here for more information.
Work on a new shared-use six-mile natural surface trail along the western side of Little Seneca Lake in Black Hill Regional Park is underway. Construction phases will take place over the course of the next year to enhance connections to the existing trail network of Black Hill Trail and Ten Mile Creek. Click here for more info.
WSSC has a number of projects taking place in parks, including Magruder Branch, Sligo Creek, Rock Creek, Seneca Creek, and Long Branch Stream Valleys. Portions of the Paint Branch Trail between East Randolph and Fairland Roads have restricted access; but detours are available.
Temporary access roads and sewer bypass pipes have been constructed, and trails will be accessible to park patrons. Please use caution around construction sites. Work is expected to continue through 2016.
For more information, please visit the WSSC Sewer Repair, Replacement and Rehabilitation Program site or call 301-206-8732.
UPDATE: Ken-Gar Palisades Park: Work has begun to improve access to the park facilities including better ways to the tennis courts, the play area, and exercise equipment. Trail work will also be scheduled that will affect daily use intermittently but will not require the trails to be closed.
Clearspring Local Park: Access work to to the park facilties is scheduled to begin this spring which will feature improved access to ball fields and parking. Park will remain open with minimal disruption during work.
Ayrlawn Local Park: Access and parking upgrades to provide access to tennis courts and playground, scheduled through Spring 2016.
Improvements to Falls Road Local Park continue to improve ADA access on trails. Park trail access will be intermittently inaccessible starting in April. Ongoing work includes upgrades to parking lot and park entrance. Click here for more info on park project.
For additional information please visit Accessibility Information for Montgomery Parks.
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The annual "Germantown Glory" Fireworks display takes place at South Germantown Recreational Park. Find out more here.
Make plans to visit and explore the county's newest historical exhibit that echoes the past and tells the story of a bustling farm, its community, and those who made a bold bid for freedom on the Underground Railroad. The Woodlawn Visitor Center, is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm through November. The trail and grounds are open year-round, sunrise to sunset. Click here for more info.
There are still openings in some of Montgomery Parks' summer camps. Get more details and register online at www.ActiveMONTGOMERY.org We have programs for all ages, skill levels and interests.
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a non-native invasive beetle, has been detected in Montgomery County. Find out more about its' affects on our canopies in the parks by clicking here.
As part of the Rockwood Manor Special Park Feasibility Study, Montgomery Parks recently hosted an onsite field walk to review the proposed alternatives to improve access and circulation at Rockwood Manor Special Park. Click here for additional information.
Montgomery Parks hosted a community meeting to discuss plans to permanently close the southern entrance to Olney Manor Recreational Park. The public was invited to attend and hear the current park plan and comment. Click here for more information on the meeting and review the presentation.
The first Planning Board Worksession was held May 12 to begin the final review on the Countywide Park Trails Plan Amendment. More information is available at www.ParkPlanning.org.
A community Meeting to present renovation plans for Long Branch-Wayne Local Park was held this spring. The public was invited to hear the park plan and offer comments and input to improve the park. Click here for more information on the meeting.
Montgomery Parks recently held a community meeting to review the renovation plans for a new playground for Dewey Local Park. Park staff recevied public input and ideas on the renovation and reuse of the existing hard surface courts. For more info, click here.
The Maryland Department of the Environment held a Public Information Hearing regarding the wetland and waterway permits for the WSSC- Sewer Repair, Replacement and Rehabilitation Project. For additional information, Click here.
Are you planning a birthday party, reunion, or other event? We have just the location for you! Park Activity Buildings are conveniently located throughout Montgomery Parks, and include kitchen facilities and the interior space to handle events ranging in size from 40 to 180 people. Find photos and floor plans, check availability and reserve your Park Activity Building online now!
Montgomery Parks has completed an Interim Transition Plan to bring the park system into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Visit Accessibility Information for Montgomery Parks for updated information and to provide your comments regarding the plan.
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