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ADA Program – Accessibility Projects

3 Adaptive Paddling participants paddling on Seneca Creek
Adult and children pointing at a communication board Wheaton Local Park
playground kemp mill urban park

Program Description

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.

Status/Project Update

Each project below outlines the scope of work program and estimated completion date.

Under Construction (Updated August 2023)

Park NamePark ProjectDate
Caroline Freeland Urban ParkPark renovationSummer 2024
Columbia Local ParkPark renovation for northern areaSummer 2024
Dale Drive Neighborhood ParkParking lot renovationFall 2023
Druid Drive Neighborhood ParkMinor playground renovationsSummer 2023
Gene Lynch Urban ParkNew park (opened in June 2023)
Steps to be completed.
Fall 2023
Hillandale Local ParkPark renovationFall 2023
Little Bennett Regional ParkDay use area phase IFall/winter 2023
Long Branch-Garland Neighborhood ParkPicnic area at the northern endFall/winter 2023
Meadowbrook Local ParkParking lot, court, and trail access renovationsSummer 2023
Last Updated: April 8, 2024