Montgomery County Parks Department

Find Montgomery County Maryland parks and recreation department, including city and state park authorities, and systems. Parks departments provide information on local recreation facilities, city parks, state parks, activities, recreational land use, and sporting.


Gaithersburg Parks and Recreation 506 South Frederick Avenue Gaithersburg MD 20877 301-258-6350


Maryland State Parks and Recreation 10611 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring MD 20903 301-495-2530

Montgomery County Parks 9500 Brunett Avenue Silver Spring MD 20901 301-495-2525

Olney Parks and Recreation 16601 Georgia Ave Olney MD 20832 301-774-6255

Takoma Park Parks and Recreation 7500 Maple Avenue Takoma Park MD 20912 301-891-7290

Are there fees for using parks?

Many programs and activities that are run by Parks Departments or take place at Parks Department facilities are fee-based. Many parks may be open to the public at no cost, though some heavily-trafficked parks may charge an entry or parking fee. State and federal parks that have campgrounds may also charge camping fees.

Are Parks Department programs and activities for residents only?

Parks Department programs and services are often limited to residents of the community. In some cases, Parks Departments may allow participation by non-residents, who must pay a higher fee. Use of public parks and passive recreation spaces is generally open to the public.

Are dogs allowed in public parks?

Local rules vary, but most public parks allow dogs. However, the vast majority of communities have leash laws that apply when bringing dogs to public parks.