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Montgomery Parks to begin Phase One expansion of Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park

Home / Montgomery Parks to begin Phase One expansion of Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park

WHEATON, Md. – Montgomery Parks will begin the Phase One expansion of the 80-acre active recreation portion of Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park starting July 1, 2024. The expansion will include:

baseball field Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park

Construction is expected to take 18 months. During construction, the paved trail extending from the roundabout by the softball fields to the baseball fields by the meadow will be closed, and the middle section of the parking lot between the softball fields and playground will be blocked off.

Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park is a 290-acre park in the Clarksburg Planning Area east of Interstate 270 and south of the Clarksburg Town Center. The park’s master plan was updated and approved by the Montgomery Planning Board in 2014 and divides the park into three segments by geographic features including active recreation, natural area, and organic farm demonstration.

Construction began on July 1, 2024, for the renovations to the active recreation area. This will be the new home for the highly anticipated carousel, formerly housed at Wheaton Regional Park. The underground utilities are being installed first, and then the construction of the new roundhouse building, skatepark, hill-slides, swings, new playground and picnic area will be underway in a few months.

Please visit the Ovid Hazen Wells Park renovation project page for more information.  

About Montgomery Parks   
Montgomery Parks manages more than 37,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 419 parks. Montgomery Parks is focused on promoting physical activity, social connectivity, and environmental stewardship, especially in diverse and urbanizing areas, with an emphasis on teens, working-age adults, and seniors. Montgomery Parks is a department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high-quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems. MontgomeryParks.org 

Accessibility    
Montgomery Parks, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Program Access Office at 301-495-2581 (Voice/TTY), MD Relay 7-1-1 or 800-552-7724 or ProgramAccess@MontgomeryParks.org to request a disability modification. Visit Montgomery Parks Accessibility for more information.  

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