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Upon the announcement of accomplished Montgomery Parks Director Mary Bradford’s retirement in June, the Montgomery County (MD) Planning Board has begun a search for an experienced and creative leader for one of the nation's premier parks departments, which has responsibility for more than 420 conservation and recreation parks on more than 35,000 acres of land, or 12% of Montgomery County’s total landmass.
The Department has a wide variety of responsibilities including planning and stewardship, development, maintenance and management.
In addition to managing these diverse functions, the Director of Parks oversees the Department’s 114-member Park Police Division. For a complete description of job responsibilities, qualifications and application information, please visit the full job announcement here.
Montgomery Parks offers fun, convenient and affordable programs for your entire family. Our 418 parks, dozens of facilities, our new Spring Registration website and our online Program eGuides make it easy for you to find classes, programs and parks near your home, work or school. Start planning some spring fun for your entire family today!
Fill your children's summer with fun, learning and adventure in a Montgomery Parks Summer Camp! The Summer Camp Guide is now available, and you can use the handy "Find a Camp" tool to easily search for camps your child will love by location, date, age and interest.
You don't have to travel far to travel back in time to learn how your family and friends may have lived in the past.
We have fun and exciting events and adventures in and around historic and archaeological attractions right here in your local parks. More info
Help us celebrate Earth Month in Montgomery Parks. Let's work together to clean up our local parks and streams, fix up natural surface trails, remove Garlic Mustards and save trees. Click here to get more information on how to volunteer at your favorite Nature Center.
Just how good are you on the board, anyway? Show us and the whole crowd at the third annual Olney Manor Sk8Fest Friday, April 25 at 6:30 pm. 3 contests with prizes, 3 age groups, 1 low fee. Get more information here and register today (save $5 if you register by April 22).
Don't have a paper Guide handy? The Parks eGuide is available to browse 24/7 on your computer, tablet or smart phone. It's an easy way to get information about classes, camps, programs and events coming up in Montgomery Parks. Visit www.MontgomeryParks.org/Guide today!
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 floorplans, check availability and reserve your Park Activity Building online now!
Did you know that since 2004, Montgomery Parks has reduced electricity use by 33%, natural gas use by 37%, propane use by 46% and water and sewage use by 30%? Montgomery Parks and Montgomery County Planning implemented a comprehensive utilities management program in July 2003 that established projects and programs to more efficiently use energy and water resources.
Review the Fiscal Year 2014 Resource Conservation Plan presented to the Montgomery County Planning Board on January 31, 2013, and learn what programs, projects and savings the Department has implemented and plans to work on.
Visit the Parks Store to find a variety of apparel, mugs, hats, clocks, magnets, pet bowls, and more. These make great gifts for people who love parks! All proceeds support Montgomery Parks programs and services.
Stay connected with Montgomery Parks through online and social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more. Tell us how we're doing, find our Program Guide and event calendar, and several other ways to connect and communicate with Montgomery Parks.
Have a question? Notice a problem in a park? We can help. Report a Problem or Ask a Question.
Join us Saturday, April 26 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. to celebrate our newest park with a ribbon cutting ceremony, games for children, demonstrations from a parks' naturalist and meet the Montgomery Parks Tree Stewards.
Come out and enjoy this new green space on Georgia Avenue at the intersection of Evans Parkway. Learn more about the opening day celebration here.
Montgomery Parks has recently updated its 1997 policy for siting telecommunications facilities on park property. More info
Construction has begun to renovate the Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park in Silver Spring, with completion anticipated in the spring of 2014. For more information, please visit the Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park webpage.
WSSC is beginning work to repair sewer lines within Rock Creek Regional Park. Details on impacts to the Rock Creek Hiker Biker Trail, Lakeside Trail and to trails to the west of Lake Needwood are available at ParkProjects.org. For more information on WSSC Consent Decree projects, please visit the WSSC website or call Montgomery Parks at 301-495-2595.
The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is beginning a $2.2 million bridge deck replacement project along New Hampshire Avenue (MD 650) over Sligo Creek in Takoma Park beginning in May 2013. Construction is expected to last through 2014. Motorists should expect lane closures and traffic impacts during construction. While the Sligo Creek Hiker/Biker Trail will be open during construction, Sligo Creek Parkway will be closed at New Hampshire Avenue, and no through traffic will be allowed. For details on detours click here to access the full travel advisory from SHA.