athletic fields

May 5, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Montgomery Parks Updates Capacity Limits for Athletic Facilities, Summer Camps

Montgomery Parks announced Saturday that they will be increasing the allowed number of visitors at many of their park facilities from 25% to 50% capacity, in accordance with Montgomery County’s recently amended health regulations. “With over 50% of the county’s population having received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, the parks department is increasing […]

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April 5, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Montgomery Parks Updates Restrictions for Athletic Facilities

Montgomery Parks announced on April 3 that they will be modifying certain COVID-19 restrictions within their athletic facilities in accordance with Montgomery County’s recently amended health regulations and updated COVID sports guide. Montgomery Parks will be implementing the following changes and guidelines: Nets at all basketball courts in parks will be reinstalled. For sports played […]

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August 19, 2020 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Expands Athletic Field Access For ‘Low and Medium Risk Sports’

Montgomery Parks is expanding its access to athletic fields to allow youth and adult games for low- and medium-risk sports. Only groups of 50 people or less are permitted. According to a press release, fields at local parks are currently available. Fields at regional and recreational parks will be available starting Sept. 1. Meanwhile, tournaments […]

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June 19, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Play Ball: Montgomery County Parks Will Open Athletic Fields Saturday

Montgomery County Parks will reopen athletic fields for youth sports practice on Saturday. Fields will be open Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Groups of ten people or less will have access to the field. Youth league managers can obtain a permit […]

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June 11, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

Montgomery County Parks Opens its Fields for Youth Sports Practice

Montgomery County Parks announced the reopening of local athletic fields for youth sports practice only. Fields are only allowed for use through the reservation of a field permit and access is allowed to groups of ten or less. Montgomery County Parks decided to issue permits after following standards set by Montgomery County health officials and […]

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April 23, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

MCPS Reaches Agreement for Building of Kelley Park Elementary School

The Board of Education has come to an agreement regarding the construction of a new elementary school and shared amenities on Kelley Park in Gaithersburg. The board and the City of Gaithersburg agreed to a property transfer in order to build the elementary school on parts of Kelley Park. The building of the new school […]

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March 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Officials Delay Opening of Athletic Fields Until at Least March 20

Montgomery Parks officials are delaying the opening of athletic fields at parks and elementary and middle schools (excluding synthetic turf fields) until at least March 20 because of the recent winter storm. Officials said field conditions will be assessed on that date to determine if the fields are suitable for use. Until then, officials said teams […]

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February 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Vandalism at Churchill and Walter Johnson High Schools (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County police officers are asking for your help to find the vandals responsible for defacing two Montgomery County high schools. According to police, graffiti was discovered at Winston Churchill High School and Walter Johnson High School between Jan. 27 and Jan. 31, and police believe the vandalism is related to a sports rivalry between […]

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March 31, 2015 | Staff Writer

County Parks’ Athletic Fields to Open April 1

Montgomery Parks will open all athletic fields tomorrow, April 1. This includes fields in parks, at elementary and middle schools as well as Blair and Blake High School fields. The field openings were delayed from the initial date of March 15 due to conditions created by this year’s unusually harsh winter weather. Updates on field […]

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March 3, 2015 | Krista Brick

County Delays Use of Athletic Fields

Athletic teams that use Montgomery county’s parks or middle and elementary school fields will have their spring season delayed by two weeks. The opening of all Montgomery Parks’ park and elementary / middle school athletic fields (excluding synthetic turf fields) will be delayed from the original opening date of March 15 until April 1 at […]

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