M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, has developed a multi-year plan to enhance accessibility at parks and park facilities throughout the county. These efforts coincide with revised Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations (issued by The U.S. Department of Justice) that went into effect in March 2011. These regulations impact parks, playgrounds, ball fields, picnic areas, and other amenities operated by Montgomery Parks.
After conducting an extensive self-evaluation of all parks and park facilities, Montgomery Parks developed a Transition Plan outlining the schedules and cost of all physical improvements within the park system. Physical improvements in many parks will be an ongoing program as we continue to make our facilities accessible for the public.
Park improvements projects completed prior to 2016 can be found in the Transition Plan. Projects completed after 2016 can be found on the Accessibility Webpage. Ongoing projects of the current fiscal year can be found in the tables below.
Each project below outlines the scope of work program and estimated completion date.
|Park||Project Scope||Scheduled Completion|
|Caroline Freeland Urban Park||Park renovation||Summer 2024|
|Columbia Local Park||Park renovation for northern area||Summer 2024|
|Dale Drive Neighborhood Park||Parking lot renovation||Fall 2023|
|Druid Drive Neighborhood Park||Minor playground renovations||Summer 2023|
|Gene Lynch Urban Park||New park (opened in June 2023). Steps to be completed.||Fall 2023|
|Hillandale Local Park||Park renovation||Fall 2023|
|Little Bennett Regional Park||Day use area phase I||Fall/winter 2023|
|Long Branch-Garland Neighborhood Park||Picnic area at the northern end||Fall/winter 2023|
|Meadowbrook Local Park||Parking lot, court, and trail access renovations||Summer 2023|
|Mount Zion Local Park||Shelter and parking lot upgrades||Summer 2023|
|Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park||New parking area, path renovations at playground/shelters||Summer 2023|
|Randolph Hills||Upgrade parking lot and access to tennis courts||Summer 2023|
|Rock Creek Regional Park||Parking lot improvements at the parking lot near the damn trailhead||Summer 2023|
|Sligo-Dennis Avenue Local Park||Playground Renovation||Summer 2023|
Bob Green, Senior ADA Project Manager | Bob.Green@MontgomeryParks.org | 301-495-2571
Wen Huang, ADA Project Manager | Wen.Huang@MontgomeryParks.org | 301-495-2466
Parks Information Customer Service Office | info@MontgomeryParks.org | 301-495-2595