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
A parks department is responsible for maintaining and managing local, state or regional parks. Public parks and recreational lands all need oversight to ensure that the properties are maintained and kept safe for citizens to use. A parks department is responsible for all activities and operations at park properties.
There are parks departments at the local, state, and federal levels. This department also oversees certain sporting events in addition to its maintenance responsibilities. In some jurisdictions, the department is responsible for operating programs such as fitness and exercise classes, sports leagues, nature walks, bicycle trails, environmental programs, and research programs. A parks department may also be responsible for some youth training and education programs.