HEALTH & FITNESS: Community input sought for Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan update

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Community input on future parks and recreation needs will be gathered at two public open houses:

Tuesday, January 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
M-NCPPC Montgomery Regional Office
8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Wednesday, January 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
UpCounty Regional Service Center, Meeting Room A
12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown, MD 20874

Attendees will have a chance to help develop a 10 to 20 year plan for providing recreation and aquatic centers, environmental preservation, trails, community gardens, skateboard facilities, dog parks, volleyball courts, and cricket pitches, as well as other traditional facilities such as athletic fields, picnic shelters, playgrounds, ice rinks, and tennis and basketball courts.

The 2012 PROS Plan Update is required under State law, and will build on earlier public comments and findings from the Vision 2030 Strategic Plan, finalized by M-NCPPC- Montgomery Parks and the Montgomery County Recreation Department in 2011.

Questions and written comments regarding the 2012 PROS Plan Update should be sent to   For more information and to view the draft public forum document, visit

M-NCPPC-Montgomery Parks, manages more than 35,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 416 parks.  Montgomery Parks is part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land.

Featured photo by Julie Wiatt.