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ADA Program – Accessibility Projects



Program Description

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.

Status/Project Update

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

Under Construction (Updated August 2023)

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



M-NCPPC Staff Contact

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

Last Updated: October 24, 2023