Montgomery Parks’ COVID-19 Information

Montgomery Parks amenities are open in accordance with Montgomery County’s COVID-19 Orders.

Effective November 20, 2021: all persons in Montgomery County over the age of two must wear a face covering when indoors at any location accessible to the public.

For More Information please visit Montgomery County’s Covid-19 Face Coverings webpage.


Our parks and trails are open sunrise to sunset. 

Outdoor campfire ring rentals are available in several locations; please visit MontgomeryParks.org/campfire-ring-rentals for more information.


Montgomery Parks’ Open Roadways Initiative 

Open Parkways Winter Schedule: 
Open to pedestrians and cyclists from Fridays at 9 a.m. through Sundays at 4 p.m.

  •  Sligo Creek Parkway   
    •  Old Carroll Avenue to Piney Branch Road (1.1 miles)     
    •  Forest Glen Road to University Boulevard West (1.5 miles)     
  •  Beach Drive from Connecticut Avenue to Knowles Avenue (2.7 miles)   

 Open to pedestrians and cyclists from Saturdays at 7 a.m. through Sundays at 4 p.m.

  •  Little Falls Parkway from River Road to Arlington Road (1 mile)  

Our Customer Service office hours are Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm. As a reminder, the contact info is 301-495-2595 & Info@MontgomeryParks.org. Park patrons with questions can email the Public Information Customer Service office at info@montgomeryparks.org or submit your question/concern online at www.MontgomeryParks.org/Customer.


Montgomery Parks’ COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Are the parks, gardens, trails, and dog parks open?

Yes, outdoor spaces in parks, gardens, community gardens, and trails, dog parks and skate parks are open.

Can my kids play on the playground?

Our  276 playgrounds are currently open.

Weekend Parkway Closures

Montgomery Parks’ Open Roadways Initiative(opens in a new tab)

Portions of our parkways are closed to vehicular traffic and open to pedestrians and bicyclists for specific hours listed below. The open parkways include: 

Open Parkways Winter Schedule: 
Open to pedestrians and cyclists from Fridays at 9 a.m. through Sundays at 4 p.m.

  •  Sligo Creek Parkway
    •  Old Carroll Avenue to Piney Branch Road (1.1 miles)
    •  Forest Glen Road to University Boulevard West (1.5 miles)
  •  Beach Drive from Connecticut Avenue to Knowles Avenue (2.7 miles)

Open to pedestrians and cyclists from Saturdays at 7 a.m. through Sundays at 4 p.m.

  •  Little Falls Parkway from River Road to Arlington Road (1 mile)

Sligo Creek Parkway adheres to our normal park and trail hours of sunrise to sunset. 

See our release about Parkway Closures for more information.

Are the Montgomery Parks’ athletic fields open?
Montgomery Parks athletic fields are open for play.

An athletic field permit(opens in a new tab) is required for organized sports programs/activities.

Capital Crescent Trail Info

The Capital Crescent Trail (CCT) is one of the most used trails in Montgomery County.  For better social distancing, we advise residents to consider alternative trails or plan your activity during off-peak hours, like early or later in the day.  

When using the CCT, or any trail, do not walk, run or bike in groups. Instead, move in single file. Side by side groups impede social distancing. Warn other trail users as you pass. Signal your presence with your voice, bell, or horn. 

How long will these new road closures be in effect?

Until further notice. We continue to assess the pedestrian traffic, input from the public and local leaders, and follow guidance from federal, state, and local health officials to ensure the safety of all our park patrons.

See our Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Parks’ Road Closures post for more information.

Can you add other streets/sections of the roadways to the closures?

We are actively assessing potential options for expanding these closures. We are also mindful of the operational and community impact of any extended closures and we are selecting closure areas in geographically different locations, so that multiple neighborhoods can reap the benefits. 

See our Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Parks’ Road Closures post for more information.

Can I reserve a picnic shelter / Park Activity Building?

Picnic shelters are available for rental weekdays and weekends between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m., from April 1 through October 31.  For more information, contact our Permit Office at 301–495–2525 or ParkPermits@MontgomeryParks.org.

Accessibility & COVID-19

If you plan on taking part in a Montgomery Parks program and require accommodation(s) please contact our Program Access & Inclusion Services team for more information and assistance.

Phone: 301-495-2581
MD Relay: 7-1-1 or 800-552-7724
Email: ProgramAccess@MontgomeryParks.org

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