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Parks Initiatives – Fee Reduction Program

Our Fee-Reduction Program

This program is open to Montgomery County residents only and provides a 50% fee reduction for the following facilities/programs/activities:

  • Part 1 – Half off a Class, Camp, Lesson, or Program
  • Part 2 – Half off admission coupons to an activity at one of our facilities

The fee reduction is awarded based on a family receiving eligible outside public assistance. (see application for specifics)
Applications are approved on a seasonal basis for specific classes, camps, lessons, or programs published in the “The Guide” for Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.

Part 1 – Classes, Camps, Lessons, Programs

Apply for a 50% fee reduction on a class, camp, lesson or program.

  • An application for a 50% fee reduction to the programs listed below must be submitted to the facility administering the program. 
  • You may submit your application during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, at the facility.
  • The facility manager will review the application.
  • If approved, you may register for the program in person when registration opens.
  • Each approved person will be permitted one program, group lesson class or camp per season (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter).
  • Applicants for fee reduction must compete for space in a program, class, etc., on a first-come, first-served basis the same as anyone else.

Eligible Facilities / Programs for Fee Reductions

Camps: Archaeology, Summer Fun Ice Skating Camp, Summer Ice Skating Camp, Totally Tennis, Golf & So Much More, Nature Centers, Week in the Park (Only one camp session per applicant each Summer)

Group Lessons: Ice Skating courses (Snowplow Sam 1, Snowplow Sam 2, Snowplow Sam 3, Basic 1, Basic 2, Basic 3 and Teen/Adult 1 only), Tennis courses (Beginner and Intermediate only)

Programs: Brookside Gardens along with our Nature Centers.  Not all Nature Center programs are eligible for fee reduction.

Check with hosting facility to confirm the eligibility of the programs you are interested in.

Call Brookside Gardens at 301-962-1400

Call Brookside Nature Center at 301-962-1480

Call Locust Grove Nature Center at 301-765-8660

Call Meadowside Nature Center at 301-254-4030

Call Wheaton Ice Arena at 301-905-3000

Call Wheaton Tennis at 301-905-3030

Call Cabin John Ice Rink at 301-765-8620

Call Pauline Betz Tennis Center at 301-765-8650

Call Enterprise Office at 301-495-2530

Part 2 – Half Off Admission Coupons

Admission Coupon – 50% off one admission for:

  • A Train Ride at Cabin John or Wheaton Regional Park
  • A Carousel Ride at Wheaton Regional Park
  • An hourly Boat Rental at Lake Needwood or Black Hill Regional Park
  • A General Skating Session at Cabin John or Wheaton Ice Rink (Does not including Skate Rental)
  • The Splash Park or Miniature Golf Course at South Germantown Recreational Park
  • A regular bucket of balls at the South Germantown Driving Range
  • A non-electric campsite at Little Bennett Campground

Apply for an Admission Discount Coupon Book

  • After you complete the application for admission coupons, email it to Seneca House Office.
  • Drop off the application Monday through Friday at the Seneca House Office.
  • Mail the application to our Seneca House Office

Mail or drop-off application to the following address

M-NCPPC/Enterprise Division
Seneca House
14500-B Clopper Road Boyds, MD 20841

If approved, allow up to 2 weeks to process and deliver coupon books. Coupon books of three discount tickets each will be issued on a seasonal basis to the head of the household once the application is approved. Tickets are non-transferable.