Twice a year, the Montgomery County Planning Department and the Department of Parks jointly produce highlights of their work programs. Department leaders present the semi-annual report to the County Council for review and comment.
Montgomery Parks, M-NCPPC, regularly collects customer satisfaction surveys from park users. The information in these surveys is used to adapt existing programs and services to better meet the needs of our users. To view a report, click on a link below.
The Director of Parks presents a regular report to the Planning Board highlighting park activities, services and programs. View these reports.
Volunteerism in the Parks has continued to increase, with more than 8,500 volunteers contributing over 82,000 hours in fiscal year 2011 (July 2009 – June 2010) – an equivalent value of $1.7 million! Montgomery Parks wishes to thank all of its generous volunteers for their support. We couldn’t do it without you! Learn more about our volunteer opportunities.
Montgomery Parks continues to generate sufficient funding through user fees to support its ice rinks, tennis centers, event centers, and seasonal park amenities such as the boat rentals and miniature trains, eliminating the need for tax-funded dollars to operate these facilities.
Energy conservation continues to be a top priority for Montgomery Parks. Since the introduction of our Energy Conservation Program in 2003, Montgomery Parks has saved more than $4,500,000 in energy costs.
Impact of Fiscal Year 2011 Reductions
The fiscal year (FY)2011 Parks budget is approximately $10,000,000 or 12.6% below our FY2010 budget. This reduction meant Parks had to cut a signficant number of staff positions as well as much of the funding for supplies, materials, equipment, and other resources needed to keep our park system in top shape.