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Athletic Fields

Athletic Field Reservations

The use of recreational/regional fields is by permit only. Local field permits are not required, but recommended, non-permitted users must relinquish the field to permit holders. Permits are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Recreational/Regional Park & Synthetic Turf Fields:

Local Park Fields:

Athletic field fees are approved annually by the Planning Board. Click here for a full list of permit fees.

Sports Leagues

Prior to each season, we will forward a permit application packet to the representative of their league. League permit packets for the Spring/Summer season will be sent in mid-December and the Fall season will be sent in late May.

Tournaments & Special Events

All Athletic Tournaments and Special Events on an Athletic Field, Event organizers must submit their requests:

  • by May 1 (for events from September 1 through November 30)
  • by December 1 (for events from April 1 through August 15) 

To be considered for a Tournament or Special Event on Park Property, email the Park Permits Office a completed Special Event Request Form along with the following supporting documentation:

  • Promotional flyer and all other publications
  • Certificate of liability insurance naming M-NCPPC, 2425 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, MD 20902 as a secondary insured on the certificate in the amounts of $1,000,000 per accident/$500,000 per person
  • Vendor/Merchandise Sales, or any collection of monies on Park Property require a temporary concessions permit for each vendor. For more information on obtaining permission for sales, visit the Food, Beverage or Memorabilia Vendors’ Page
  • Alcohol Consumption/Sales require a one-day or seasonal liquor license from Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services Department

Visit our Special Events Page for more information

Camps or Clinics

To obtain permission to host a camp or clinic on Park Property, email the Park Permits Office a completed Special Use Form  along with the following supporting documentation:

  • Certification from Sports Organizations, e.g. USTA, USPTA, NAYS, MSYSA, etc.
  • State Sales and Use Tax License
  • Camp flyer and all other publications
  • Background checks on camp staff for the current year
  • Certificate of liability insurance naming M-NCPPC, 2425 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, MD 20902 as a secondary insured on the certificate in the amounts of $1,000,000 per accident/$500,000 per person
  • Bullying protocol (or Code of Conduct)

Rules and Regulations

All Permit Holders Must Follow

Athletic Field Closures

All Local Park athletic fields are closed for play from December 1 – March 14 to allow for rest and seasonal maintenance. All Recreational / Regional Park athletic fields are closed for play from December 1 – March 31 for rest and seasonal maintenance. Artificial Turf fields are open year-round with only seasonal Holiday closures.

Athletic Field Renovation and Closure List:

Park Field Number Target Re-Open Date
English Manor Neighborhood Park Field 1 3/15/2023
Hillandale Local Park Fields 3 3/15/2023
Mount Zion Local Park Field 1 3/15/2023
Nolte Local Park Field 2 3/15/2023
Stewartown Local Park Fields 1 & 2 3/15/2023
Spring/Summer Closures
Argyle Local Park Field 1 8/16/2023
Batchellar’s Forest Field 1 8/16/2023
Columbia Local Park Fields 3 & 4 8/16/2023
Flower Hill Local Park Field 2 8/16/2023
Glenmont Local Park Field 1 8/16/2023
Hillandale Local Park Fields 1 & 2 8/16/2023
Longwood Local Park Fields 1, 2 & 3 8/16/2023
Randolph Hills Local Park Field 2 8/16/2023
Partial Closures
Broadacres Local Park Field 3 6/1/2023
Cabin John Regional Park Fields 4 & 7 5/1/2023
Calverton Galway Local Park Field 4 6/1/2023
Damascus Recreational Park Fields 5, 6 & 7 4/30/2023
Kings Local Park Field 2 4/30/2023
Nolte Local Park Fields 1, 2 & 3 4/1/2023
Ridge Road Recreational Park Field 1 4/30/2023
Additional Closures
Farmland Local Park Fields 1 & 2 Closed 7/1/2023-7/30/2023
Flower Hill Local Park Field 1 Closed 8/1/2023-8/13/2023
Redland Local Park Field 1 Closed 6/15/2023-9/1/2023

 

 

Playing on a field under any of the conditions listed below can damage the field and make it unplayable, for everyone, for the rest of the season. All play on any park athletic field is prohibited whenever:

  • The field is closed for renovation or repair
  • Water is standing on the field
  • One-half inch of rain or more has fallen within the previous 24 hours
  • Soil is frozen
  • Soil is wet and “spongy”
  • The ground is muddy and soil clumps or clings to shoes
  • Steady rain is falling
  • A lightning/electrical storm is occurring
  • The field is deemed unplayable by Park staff or Park Police

Inclement Weather Policy

If you’re unsure if a field is closed, please call the ballfield rainout number first: 301-579-5610.

Rainout number recordings are updated by 3:00 p.m. on weekdays and 7:00 a.m. on weekends. Each recording applies to all parks listed under that number. You may also check the rainout line webpage

For decisions about the use of athletic fields refer to the appropriate rainout number on the field listing or call Park Permits at 301-495-2525, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For decisions about sports programs offered by the Montgomery County Recreation Department, call their update line at 240-777-6889.

Last Updated: February 1, 2023