Washington Parks Department

Find Washington District of Columbia 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.

District Of Columbia Parks 1250 U Street Northwest Washington DC 20009 202-673-7647

Washington Parks and Recreation 3149 16th Street Northwest Washington DC 20010 202-673-7665

Arlington County Parks 18th St N & N Lincoln St Arlington VA 22207 4.8 miles from Washington 703-228-6525

Takoma Park Parks and Recreation 7500 Maple Avenue Takoma Park MD 20912 5.4 miles from Washington 301-891-7290

Prince Georges County Parks 6600 Kenilworth Avenue Riverdale Park MD 20737 7.0 miles from Washington 301-699-2400

Riverdale Parks and Recreation 6611 Kenilworth Avenue East Riverdale MD 20737 7.1 miles from Washington 301-454-1450

Montgomery County Parks 9500 Brunett Avenue Silver Spring MD 20901 7.4 miles from Washington 301-495-2525

Maryland State Parks and Recreation 10611 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring MD 20903 8.9 miles from Washington 301-495-2530

Fairfax County Parks and Recreation 2017 Belle View Blvd Alexandria VA 22307 9.3 miles from Washington 703-768-3224

Greenbelt Parks and Recreation 99 Centerway Greenbelt MD 20770 10.1 miles from Washington 301-397-2200

Fairfax County Parks and Recreation 8100 Braddock Road Annandale VA 22003 12.8 miles from Washington 703-321-7081

Vienna Parks and Recreation 120 Cherry Street Southeast Vienna VA 22180 13.1 miles from Washington 703-255-6360

Olney Parks and Recreation 16601 Georgia Ave Olney MD 20832 15.6 miles from Washington 301-774-6255

Laurel Parks and Recreation 8103 Sandy Spring Road Laurel MD 20707 16.0 miles from Washington 301-725-7800

Fairfax Parks and Recreation 10455 Armstrong St Fairfax VA 22030 16.2 miles from Washington 703-385-7858

Gaithersburg Parks and Recreation 506 South Frederick Avenue Gaithersburg MD 20877 18.5 miles from Washington 301-258-6350

Herndon Parks and Recreation 814 Ferndale Ave Herndon VA 20170 20.8 miles from Washington 703-435-6868

Howard County Parks 7120 Oakland Mills Road Columbia MD 21046 21.2 miles from Washington 410-313-4700

Anne Arundel County Parks and Recreation 4510 Owensville Sudley Road Harwood MD 20776 22.3 miles from Washington 410-222-1515

Charles County Parks 1001 Radio Station Road La Plata MD 20646 24.5 miles from Washington 301-932-3470

What is a Parks Department?

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.