About the Parks

Under the direction of Michael F. Riley, Director of Parks, M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks remains dedicated to sharing the best park experience possible. We recognize the importance of providing residents safe and accessible places to gather, enjoy the outdoors, and participate in healthy, recreational activities.

Our park system includes:

  • 422 parks across 36,991 acres
  • 4 lakes
  • 490 miles of streams
  • 304 tennis courts
  • 342 athletic fields
  • 273 playgrounds
  • 225 basketball courts
  • 251 miles of paved and natural surface trails
  • 134 picnic areas
  • 111 historic structures
  • 102 campsites
  • 28 park activity buildings

Also available: nature centers, miniature trains, indoor tennis facilities, boat rental facilities, indoor ice rinks, event centers, public gardens, and more.

Vision

An enjoyable, accessible, safe, and green park system that promotes community through shared spaces and treasured experiences.

Mission

Protect and interpret our valuable natural and cultural resources; balance demand for recreation with the need for conservation; offer various enjoyable recreational activities that encourage healthy lifestyles; and provide clean, safe, and accessible places.

Values

  • Stewardship: Manage the county park system to meet needs of current and future generations.
  • Recreation: Offer leisure activities that strengthen the body, sharpen the mind, and renew the spirit.
  • Excellence: Deliver high quality products, services, and experiences.
  • Integrity: Operate with a honest and balanced perspective.
  • Service: Be courteous, helpful, and accessible internally and externally.
  • Education: Promote learning opportunities.
  • Collaboration: Work with residents, communities, public and private organizations, and policymakers.
  • Diversity: Support and embrace cultural differences and offer suitable programs, activities, and services.
  • Dedication: Commit to getting the job done the right way, no matter what it takes.

In compliance with the intent and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Montgomery Parks, M-NCPPC, commits reasonable efforts to ensure accessible facilities, programs, and services to be used by all people including those with disabilities.

 

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Montgomery Parks, is dedicated to providing quality services and recreation programs that are inclusive and accessible to all patrons. The Commission will ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 by taking all reasonable steps to remove barriers to participation in programs and services.

Program Participation and Accessibility Questions/Concerns

The Commission is committed to maximizing program participation. Patrons with questions regarding program participation, accessibility, and/or requests for reasonable accommodations should:

  1. Contact the facility in which the program resides:
    • Requests for accommodations should be made at least 14 calendar days in advance of the program start date.
    • Complaints/concerns should be filed within 14 calendar days of the incident/occurrence.
    • Concerns and requests should be placed in writing and include information on the specific program, service, incident, occurrence and/or requested accommodation.
  2. Communicate directly to the departmental contact below, any concerns, which are not resolved within 14 calendar days by the program facility, and/or any compliance violations. Compliance violations should be filed within 14 calendar days of an incident/occurrence. They may be filed initially with the program facility or directly with the departmental contact.

Montgomery County Department of Parks
9500 Brunett Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20901
301-495-2595
info@MontgomeryParks.org

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Last Updated: August 1, 2019