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Montgomery Parks July 4 Weekend Operating Schedule

Plenty to do this holiday weekend in our parks. More information is available in the media center.

Brookside Gardens Parking Update

Due to ongoing construction activities, visitors should be aware that parking at Brookside Gardens for the Wings of Fancy Exhibit and general garden access may be limited. Please click here for parking alternatives and more information on the Garden Gateway project.  

Notice: Work to Continue on Capital Crescent Trail

Portions of the Capital Crescent Trail will be temporarily closed for the next few weeks to allow for trail improvements and better access. For more information on park trails, visit

Planning Board Hearing- Hillandale Facility Plan Presentation

Park Staff will present proposed renovations for Hillandale Local Park to the Planning Board on Thursday, July 9, 2015. The public is invited to testify and provide input. Proposed renovations include improvements to the ball field, parking lot, and storm water management. For further information or to comment on the project, visit

Update: Playground Renovations at Johnson's Local Park

The playground at Johnson's Local Park will be closed as part of the Playground Renovation Program.  The project is scheduled to be completed by September 2015. For more information on the playground renovation project and other parks scheduled, click here.

Park Improvements To Begin at Indian Spring Terrace Local Park

Renovations to portions of Indian Spring Terrace Local Park begin this summer and expected to last through August 2015. Visitors are urged to use caution near construction areas. Contact for further information.

WSSC Project To Close Part Of Paint Branch Trail

Portions of the Paint Branch Trail between East Randolph Road and Fairland Road will have restricted use while WSSC begins sewer line and manhole repairs. Please follow the directions of construction flag men for trail detours and use. For more information on park trails, visit

Planning Board Meeting – Caroline Freeland Park Proposed Facility Plan Renovation

The community is invited to attend a Planning Board Meeting as park staff will present the Proposed Facility Plan for Caroline Freeland Urban Park.  The public will be offered an opportunity to testify and comment on the Facility Plan recommendations.  For more information, visit

NEW: Improvements Scheduled For Good Hope Local Park

Storm water management and improvements at Good Hope Local Park are scheduled to begin with work to continue through August 2015. Ball fields and trails will remain open and accessible during work. For more info, click here.

Western Piedmont Trail Closure

A portion of the Western Piedmont Trail in Little Bennett Regional Park is closed for construction below Hyattstown Mill where the trail crosses Little Bennett Creek. A new bridge is being installed to replace the existing culvert. Construction is expected to last up to a year. For more information on park trails, visit

Accessibility Improvements at Pleasant View Local Park

Montgomery Parks will be making improvements to Pleasant View Local Park this summer to improve trail and sidewalk access to the ball field. The improvements will provide better access for those with disabilities. Construction is expected to be completed by August, 2015. For more information please visit Accessibility Information for Montgomery Parks.

ADA Work to Begin at Ayrlawn Local Park

Montgomery Parks will begin performing ADA enhancements at Ayrlawn Local Park. Please visit for more information. Visit the Accessibility Information for Montgomery Parks webpage for additional information on other ADA projects.

Update: Accessibility Improvements at Potomac Community Neighborhood Park

Montgomery Parks will be making improvements to Potomac Community Neighborhood Park to provide better accessibility to the tennis courts, basketball courts and playground. Park access may be temporarily affected by the construction.  Improvements will provide better access for those with disabilities. Construction is expected to be completed by August, 2015. Visit the Accessibility Information for Montgomery Parks webpage for additional information.

Paint Branch Trail Closure

Portions of the Paint Branch Trail located in Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Park between Jackson Road and the Billington Road Trail Connector will be closed starting in April through October 2015. For more details, please visit

Update: Park Improvements Begin at Woodlawn Park Visitor Center

Rehabilitation on the Stone Barn and Carriage House for the Woodlawn Park Visitor Center is expected to continue through August 2015. The grounds at Woodlawn Manor House, including the gazebo garden, event tent and Underground Railroad Experience Trail will remain open during construction. Visitors are urged to use caution around construction areas. Click here for additional information.

WSSC Construction Ramping Up

WSSC is rehabilitating manholes and sewer lines throughout their collection system.  Construction is underway in Magruder Branch, Sligo Creek, Rock Creek, Seneca Creek, and Long Branch Stream Valleys, and will begin soon in Paint Branch, Watts Branch and Northwest Branch Stream Valleys. 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 will likely continue through 2016. For more information, please visit the WSSC Sewer Repair, Replacement and Rehabilitation Program site or call 301-206-8732.

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Community Corner

Celebrating Park & Recreation Month

Parks have Environmental, Health, Safety and Community power. Watch this video on "The Power of Parks" to see how parks strengthen communities, transform lives and protect the future. Visit for more information.

The Summer Guide is Available Online

Registration for many Montgomery Parks summer classes and programs open on May 14th. View the Summer Guide online to start planning your summer fun.

Spring & Summer Festivals & Events in the Parks

There’s always something fun, interesting, and affordable going on in Montgomery Parks!   For a complete list of festivals and events hosted by Montgomery Parks, visit

Learn Why Trees Matter

Arboriculture's new microsite provides a wealth of information on services, resources, education and more. Visit today!

Olney Manor Skate Park

Olney Manor Skate Park is now a multi-use, FREE and unsupervised facility. The facility is now open to BMX bikes and scooters. Bikes with pegs are not permitted. For information about the skate park, please visit

Register Today for a Montgomery Parks Summer Camp!

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Summer Camps Registration Is Underway at Montgomery Parks.

Montgomery Parks offers fun-filled half- and whole-day summer camps throughout June, July and most of August. Camps are open to all children in Montgomery County, Frederick County, Howard County, Prince George's and beyond. It's easy to find your favorite camps with our new search tool. Click to start your search.

Montgomery Parks Resource Conservation Plan

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.

Rent a Park Activity Building

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 ADA Enhancements

Montgomery Parks has completed an Interim Transition Plan to bring the park system into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The plan includes an overview of the park system, identifies barriers to accessibility, and outlines a long-term strategy to remove those barriers. 

The interim plan outlines the status of Montgomery Parks' efforts through mid-2014. The Final Transition Plan will be submitted on or before August 2016.  Download 2014 Interim Self Evaluation and Transition Plan.  Visit Accessibility Information for Montgomery Parks for updated information and to provide your comments regarding the plan.

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