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Skate Park Study

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Project Description

Montgomery Parks is planning to build five new skate parks in Montgomery County. Before we begin to build new skate parks, we are looking for ideas and suggestions on what features would make our skate parks totally shreddable for skateboarders, in-line skaters, and bikers of all ages and abilities.

Montgomery Parks currently operates three skate parks:Cartoon owl on skateboard

And we are gearing up to build more:

Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park Skate Park

As part of a park-wide renovation, Montgomery Parks will be building a new 10-12,000-square-foot skate park at Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park in Clarksburg. We will be seeking community input for this skate park project in the fall of 2023. Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2024 and the park opening expected in the fall of 2025.

Wheaton Regional Park Action Sports Park

Wheaton Regional Park will be a hub for adventure sports! Montgomery Parks is in the planning phase of a premier, regional action sports park that will include a large skate park, and likely include a pump track, bike skills area, parkour course, bouldering wall, play spaces, and social gathering spots. Introduced as part of the Wheaton Regional Park Master Plan in 2022, construction of this facility is expected to begin in 2026 and completed in 2028. We will seek public input as the project moves forward.

Long Branch Local Park Skate Park

Recommended as part of the Long Branch Parks Initiative and supported with Bond Bill funding from the State of Maryland, the Long Branch Local Park Skate Park will provide a skating opportunity easily accessible by public transportation including the new Purple Line. It is part of a larger park renovation that will increase active recreation opportunities in the Long Branch Area. Construction is expected to begin in 2025 and the park opening is anticipated in the spring of 2026.

Newport Mill Skate Park

Newport Mill Local Park, with its proximity to neighborhood schools including Albert Einstein High School and Newport Mill Middle School, is an ideal site for a skate spot. Montgomery Parks received State of Maryland Bond Bill funding for this project in 2022. Construction for this project is expected to begin in 2024 or 2025.

South Germantown Recreational Park Skate Park

Building on the success of the popular South Germantown bike park, Montgomery Parks plans to build a new 10,000-square-foot skate park to complement the bike skills area and bike park. The long-term vision is to create an adventure sports park with a pump track, bike skills area, and skate park. Construction for this project is expected to begin in 2025.

Click the countywide skate park map for a larger view.
This map shows locations of proposed skate parks, existing skate parks, and skate parks owned by other entities.

Status/Project Update

  • Summer 2023: Public outreach campaign launch seeking community input for future skate parks.
  • July 17, 2023: Open Town Hall survey launched through September 30, 2023.
  • August – September 2023: Attend local skate park events to engage with skate park users.
  • Fall 2023: Review and analyze survey responses and other input provided for the campaign, and share findings with campaign. participants, on Montgomery Parks’ website and via Open Town Hall.
  • Fall 2023: Begin planning efforts for Ovid Hazen Wells Skate Park campaign.
Last Updated: April 25, 2024