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Montgomery County Expanded Access to Athletic Fields

Montgomery County Expanded Access to Athletic Fields

 

Access to athletic fields to allow youth and adult games and tournaments for low- and medium-risk sports for groups of 50 or less is being expanded by Montgomery Parks, which is part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Fields at local parks are currently available and fields at regional and recreational parks will be available starting Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Games and tournaments were canceled in March due to the COVID-19 health crisis. High-risk sports games, such as football and rugby, are not permitted at this time. Practice and skill-building drills for high-risk sports are permitted. Sports are categorized by risk by the Maryland Sports Commission Return to Play Committee Report.

Staff and field users must follow COVID-19 safety guidelines, including wearing face coverings, social distancing and hand-washing requirements.

Athletic fields, including local and regional park fields and fields located at schools, are available for permit for the fall season via ActiveMontgomery or by emailing CUPF@montgomerycoutymd.gov. Permits are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Montgomery Parks allows access to its athletic fields without an athletic field permit, but non-permitted users must relinquish the field to permit holders.

Stand-alone restrooms will be open at regional and recreational park fields. Portable restroom facilities are available at some local park fields.

Montgomery Parks also is offering permits for its picnic shelters beginning Sept. 1. Permits are available via ActiveMontgomery.org or by submitting an application (available on the permits page of Montgomery Parks website) to www.parkpermits.org.

Other park facilities and amenities have recently reopened based on State and County’s Phase 2 reopening guidelines, including:

  • Playgrounds
  • Boating and fishing facilities
  • The driving range and miniature golf at South Germantown Recreational Park
  • Ice rinks at Wheaton Regional Park and Cabin John Regional Park
  • Tennis centers at Wheaton Regional Park and Cabin John Regional Park
  • Brookside Gardens visitors center and conservatory

 

Program and Facility Updates

This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.

 

 
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