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Inclement Weather Policy

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Please remember that all play on any park athletic field is prohibited whenever:

  • The field is closed for seasonal rest or preparation (all Local Park athletic fields are closed for play from December 1 - March 14, Recreational / Regional Park athletic fields are closed for play from December 1 - March 31 and August 1 - August 15);
  • The field is closed for renovation or repair;
  • Water is standing on the field; 
  • One half inch of rain or more has fallen within the previous 24 hours;
  • Soil is frozen;
  • Soil is wet and "spongy";
  • The ground is muddy and soil clumps or clings to shoes;
  • Steady rain is falling;
  • A lightning/electrical storm is occurring;
  • The field is deemed unplayable by Park staff or Park Police.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Always remember that playing on a field under any of the conditions listed above can damage the field and make it unplayable, for everyone, for the rest of the season.

If you’re unsure if a field is closed, please call 301-765-8787 first! 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 (see list below).

For decisions about the use of school fields refer also to the rain out list where both parks and school fields are listed, or call Community Use of Public Facilities (CUPF) at 240-777-2711, Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m for further information. For decisions about sports programs offered by the Montgomery County Recreation Department, call their update line at 240-777-6889. This recording is updated at 2:00 p.m. on weekdays and 7:00 a.m. on weekends.

Cancellations and Refunds

Refunds for field time will be provided only when game use is cancelled by park staff. Field users are responsible for tracking these cancellations and must submit a list of all refund requests to the Park Permit Office for consideration. These lists will be compared against our staff cancellation lists and refunded accordingly. Refund requests can be submitted at any time, but will not be honored if submitted after August 30 for the spring/summer season and December 15 for the fall season. Users can choose to receive a monetary refund (for amounts over $10) or opt for future use credits to apply against future field time. Amounts under $10 will receive future use credits only. Practice fees are non-refundable.

Ballfield Rainout Number for Montgomery Parks and CUPF

Below you'll find the list of all ballfields. They are grouped by geographic area. Click on an area or scroll down for a full list of the specific fields in each area.
IMPORTANT! To learn about your geographic area conditions, please call the athletic fields rainout information line at 301-765-8787 and follow the instructions.

Black Hill Area

Cedar Creek LP
Clarksburg ES
Clarksburg HS
Clopper Mill ES
Dickerson LP
Fountain Hill LP
Germantown ES
Great Seneca Creek ES
Gunners Branch LP
Gunners Lake LP
Hoyles Mill Village LP

John Poole MS
Kings Crossing LP
Kingsview MS
Lake Seneca ES
Leaman LP
Martin Luther King MS
Monocacy ES
Northwest HS
Owens LP
Poolesville ES
Poolesville HS

Roberto Clemente MS
Rocky Hill MS
Ronald McNair ES
S. Christa McAuliffe ES
Seneca Valley High School
South Gunners Branch LP
Spark M. Matsunaga ES
Waring Station LP
Waters Landing ES
Waters Landing LP

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Blair High School

Blair High School

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Blake High School

Blake High School

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Cabin John Area

Ashburton ES
Avenel LP
Ayrlawn LP
Bannockburn ES
Bells Mill ES
Beverly Farms LP
Bradley Hills LP
Buck Branch LP
Burning Tree LP
Cabin John LP
Cabin John MS
Cabin John RP
Carderock Springs ES
Cold Spring ES
Concord LP
Falls Road LP

Farmland Drive LP
Fernwood LP
Fleming LP
Georgetown Hill ES (Ivymount)
Glen Hills LP
Grosvenor Center
Herbert Hoover MS
Heritage Farm LP
Kensington Parkwood ES
Little Falls LP
Luxmanor LP
Maplewood Alta Vista LP
Merrimac NP LP
North Bethesda MS
Potomac ES
Radnor Center

Ritchie Park ES
Seven Locks ES
Thomas W Pyle MS

Tilden Center
Tilden MS
Walt Whitman HS
Walter Johnson HS
Wayside ES
Westbrook ES
Westland MS
Westmoreland LP
Whittier Woods LP
Winston Churchill HS
Woodacres LP
Wyngate ES

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Damascus/Ridge Road Area

Arora Hills LP
Baker MS
Capt. James Daly ES
Cedar Grove ES
Clarksburg Village N LP
Clearspring ES
Clear Spring LP

Damascus ES
Damascus HS
Damascus RP
Fox Chapel ES
Fox Chapel LP
Kings Pond LP
Moyer Road LP

Neelsville MS
Ovid Hazen Wells LP
Plumgar LP
Ridge Road RP
Rockwell ES
Sally Ride ES
Woodfield ES

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Fairland/Olney Manor Area

Banneker MS
Belmont ES
Brooke Grove ES
Briggs Chaney MS
Burtonsville ES
Burtonsville LP
Cloverly ES
Cloverly LP
Columbia Park LP
Cross Creek LP
East Norbeck LP

Ednor LP
Fairland Center
Fairland ES
Fairland RP
Greencastle ES
Greenwood LP
James Herbert Blake HS
Layhill LP
Longwood LP
Manor Oaks LP
McKnew LP

Olney ES
Olney Manor RP
Paint Branch HS
Rosa M. Parks MS
Sherwood ES
Sherwood HS
Southeast Olney LP
Spencerville LP
Stonegate ES
Stonegate LP
William H. Farquhar MS

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MLK Area

Broad Acres LP
Brookview LP
Calverton Galway LP
Cannon Road LP
Cannon Road ES
Colesville LP
Cresthaven ES
Drew ES
Estates LP

Francis Scott Key MS
Francis Scott Key MS LP
Galway ES LP
Good Hope LP
Hillandale LP
Jackson Road ES
Meadowood LP
New Hampshire LP

Pilgrim Hills LP
Pinecrest LP
Springbrook HS
Stone Hedge LP
West Fairland LP
White Oak MS
William Tyler Page ES

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Meadowbrook Area

Argyle LP
Bethesda ES
Bullis LP
Capital View Homewood LP
Chevy Chase ES
Chevy Chase NP
Dennis Ave. Health Center
Dewey LP
East Silver Spring ES
East Silver Spring LP
Eastern MS
Garrett Park LP
Highland View ES
Indian Springs LP
Jessup Blair LP
Ken-Gar Palisades LP
Kensington Cabin LP

Kensington ES (HOC)
Larchmont ES (Grace Episcopal)
Long Branch LP
Long Branch/E. Wayne LP
Lynnbrook LP
MacDonald Knolls ES (Cntr for the Hndcp)
McKenney Hills Center
Meadowbrook LP
Montgomery Blair HS LP
Montgomery Hills JHS (Yeshiva)
Montgomery Knolls ES
North Chevy Chase ES
North Chevy Chase LP
Nolte LP
Oak View ES
Parkside LP
Randolph Hills LP

Ray's Meadow LP
Rock Creek Forest ES
Rock Creek Hills LP
Rolling Terrace ES
Rosemary Hills ES
Rosemary Hills LP
Sligo Creek LP
Silver Spring International Takoma-Piney Branch LP
Sligo MS
Somerset ES
Stephen Knolls School
Viers Mill ES
Veirs Mill LP
Wheaton Forest LP
Winding Creek LP
Woodlin ES

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Rock Creek Area

Bowie Mill LP
Candlewood ES
Cashell ES
Cherrywood LP
Col. Zadok Magruder HS

Flower Valley ES
Flower Valley LP
Laytonsville ES
Laytonsville LP
Mill Creek Towne ES

Mount Zion LP
Redland MS
Sundown Road LP
Sequoyah ES

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Shady Grove Area

Aberdeen LP
Big Pines LP
Blueberry Hill LP
Brown Station ES
Centerway LP
Darnestown ES
Darnestown LP
Diamond ES
Dufief ES
Dufief LP
Fields Road ES
Flower Hill ES
Flower Hill LP
Forest Oak MS
Gaithersburg HS

Gaithersburg MS
Goshen ES
Hadley Farms Alternative MS
Hunters Woods LP
Johnsons Park LP
Jones Lane ES
Judith A. Resnik ES
Mill Creek Towne LP
Montgomery Village MS
Nike Missile Base LP
Quince Orchard HS
Quince Orchard Knolls LP
Rachel Carson ES
Redland LP
Ridgeview MS

Rosemont ES
Shady Grove MS
South Lake ES
Stedwick ES
Stewarton LP
Stone Mill ES
Strawberry Knoll ES
Strawberry Knoll LP
Summit Hall ES
Thurgood Marshall ES
Travilah ES
Washington Grove ES
Watkins Mill ES
Watkins Mill HS
Whetstone ES

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South Germantown Area

South Germantown RP



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Wheaton Area

Albert Einstein HS
A. Mario Loiederman MS
Arcola LP
Argyle MS
Aspen Hill LP
Bauer Drive LP
Bel Pre ES
Brookhaven ES
Burnt Mills ES
Col. Brooke Lee MS
English Manor ES LP
Forest Knolls ES
Georgian Forest ES
Georgian Forest LP
Glen Haven ES
Glenallan ES

Glenfield LP
Glenmont LP
Harmony Hills ES
Highland ES
John F. Kennedy  HS
Kemp Mill ES
Kemp Mill LP
Layhill Village LP
Lucy V. Barnsley ES
Newport Mill LP
North Four Corners LP
Northwood HS
Oakland terrace ES LP
Parkland LP
Parklawn LP

Peary HS (Berman Hebrew Academy)
Pleasant View LP
Rock Creek Valley ES
Rock View ES
Saddlebrook LP
Sargent Shriver ES
Spring Mill Center (Randolph Academy)
Strathmore ES
Stoneybrook LP
Strathmore LP
Weller Road ES
Westover ES
Wheaton HS
Wheaton RP
Wheaton Woods ES

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  • ES=Elementary School, HS=High School, LP=Local Park, RP=Regional or Recreational Park.
  • Park Police and or any representative of M-NCPPC has the final authority to cancel games or practices to enforce the Inclement Weather Policy.

Date of last update: September 24, 2009