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.
Prior to each season, Historical User Groups will receive their athletic fields automatically. Visit our Athletic Field Use Permit Policy to see if your group could be considered Historical.
League permit packets for the Spring/Summer season will be sent in mid-December and the Fall season will be sent in late May.
All Athletic Tournaments and Special Events on an Athletic Field, Event organizers must submit their requests no later than:
All Permit Holders Must Follow
|Park Name||Field Number||Dates Closed|
|Avenel Local Park||Field 4||5/13/2024 through 7/31/2024|
|Avenel Local Park||Field 3||11/6/2023 through 3/30/2024|
|Cabin John Regional Park||Field 7||10/31/2023 through 5/1/2024|
|Cedar Creek Local Park||Fields 1 & 2||11/1/2023 through 3/30/2024|
|Cherrywood Local Park||Field 1||3/15/2024 through 5/31/2024|
|Clarksburg Village North Local Park||Field 1||3/15/2024 through 7/31/2024|
|Columbia Local Park||Field 3||3/1/2024 through 4/30/2024|
|Damascus Regional Park||Field 1||11/1/2023 through 3/30/2024|
|Glenfield Local Park||Field 1||3/15/2024 through 6/30/2024|
|Greenwood Local Park||Field 1||6/6/2024 through 7/31/2024|
|Gunners Lake Local Park||Fields 1 & 2||5/27/2024 through 7/31/2024|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Park||Field 5||3/15/2024 through 7/31/2024|
|Olney Manor Recreational Park||Field 2||4/1/2024 through 8/31/2024|
|Olney Manor Recreational Park||Field 1||6/24/2024 through 7/31/2024|
|Strathmore Local Park||Field 1||3/15/2024 through 8/14/2024|
If you’re unsure if a field is closed, please visit our RAINOUT LINE webpage or call the ballfield rainout number: 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.
Field time cancelled by park staff due to inclement weather or other reasons – refunds requests for park closures may be submitted in writing no later than July 15 for scheduled field time from March 15-June 30 and by December 15 for scheduled field time from July 1-November 30. Any refund requests received after those dates will not be honored. Field users are responsible for tracking these cancellations and must submit a list of all refund requests to ParkPermits@MontgomeryParks.org for consideration. These lists will be compared against staff cancellation lists and refunded accordingly.
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:
Field cancellations must be submitted in writing at least ten (10) business days prior to the date of the event and an Admin Fee for $50 is required at the time of the request. Reservation changes must be submitted in writing at least five (5) business days of the requested date and an Admin Fee of $50 is required for each change. Cancellations and Change requests can be submitted via email to ParkPermits@MontgomeryParks.org. If an organization returns field time from its historic allocation list, those fields will be removed from the organization’s historic use and made available for other groups.
Each approved permit represents a financial obligation. No refunds of facility fees will be processed without adequate notice per the cancellation policy. Otherwise, all facility fees will be retained. Neither refunds nor credits will be processed for permits that are not cancelled in a timely manner even if the space is not used.
If there is someone or another group occupying your rental space, present your permit to them and ask them to vacate. In case of an emergency or to report a problem that significantly affects use, please contact Park Police Non-Emergency Number: 301-949-8010. For School and Department of Recreation Fields, call CUPF (Community Use of Public Facilities) after hours: 240-490-2873.