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Little Bennett Regional Park Master Plan

Division: Park Development

Little Bennett Regional Park, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s largest park, is located in northern Montgomery County, Maryland, 30 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. this park offers visitors quality wooded campsites and miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails throughout 3,640 acres of forests and meadows. With more than 20 miles of trails to explore, 91 wooded campsites from which to choose, and a variety of weekend activities available for all age groups and interests, Little Bennett Regional Park is a perfect vacation spot.

On Thursday, March 22, 2007 the Montgomery County Planning Board unanimously voted to adopt the Little Bennett Regional Park Master Plan (pdf, 2.3MB). Facility planning for this park this project has moved to our Park Development Division.

The Final Plan

Little Bennett Regional Park Master Plan (pdf, 2.3MB)



Plan Concepts

Plan Recommendations

Plan Concept 1: Nature Based Retreat

Plan Concept 2: Trails

Plan Concept 3: Gateway Features

Plan Concept 4: Park Character Along Road Frontage

Plan Concept 5: Interpretive Emphasis

Plan Concept 6: Park Accessibility

Plan Concept 7: Design Guidelines

Plan Concept 8: Active Recreation



1 . Public Process

2 . 1985 Plan Concept

3 . Natural Resource Analysis

4 . Historic and Cultural Features

5 . Identifying Future Regional Recreational Needs

6 . Relationship to Network of Parks in Clarksburg

7. Transportation Planning Analysis

The Plan Process

  • FALL 2005 – Community “Kick-Off” Meeting – Meeting Review
  • WINTER 2006 – Planning Board Review and Approval of Plan Schedule, Plan Issues and Community Outreach Strategy. Staff Memo, item #6
  • SPRING 2006
    – Community Meeting on Plan Concepts and Plan Options
    – Community Meeting on Master Plan Alternatives
Last Updated: October 2, 2018