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. To view the Semi-Annual Reports please click here.
To view the latest Semi-Annual Report (Spring 2013), click here.
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 here.
The Director of Parks presents a regular report to the Planning Board highlighting park activities, services and programs. View these reports.
In FY12, over 100,000 pounds of trash and debris was removed from park streams by parks volunteers. We have achieved a 2% increase in volunteer hours for the first six months of FY13 when compared to the same time period in FY12, from 37,778 hours in FY12 to 38,555 In FY13. Volunteer events included the Annual Harvest Festival, MLK National Day of Service projects, and support for National Public Lands Day. The Department is working closely to improve collaboration and coordination with new and existing Friends Groups to maximize support for park facilities and programs and empower citizen involvement in decision-making. Formal agreements are being negotiated with more than half of our existing Friends Groups, and a new Friends Group is in the development stages.
We couldn’t do it without you! Learn more about our volunteer opportunities here.
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.
For detailed information on the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission budget, click here.