Five New Skate Parks Are Coming to MoCo

Montgomery Parks currently operates three skate parks:

There are also skate parks operated by the City of Gaithersburg and City of Rockville. Montgomery Parks is planning to build five additional parks in the following areas:

Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park Skate Park: As part of a park-wide renovation, Montgomery Parks will be building a new 10-12,000-square-foot skate park at Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park in Clarksburg. We will be seeking community input for this skate park project in the fall of 2023. Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2024 and the park opening expected in the fall of 2025.

Wheaton Regional Park Adventure Sports Park: Wheaton Regional Park will be a hub for adventure sports! Montgomery Parks is in the planning phase of a premier, regional adventure sports park that will include a large skate park, and likely include a pump track, bike skills area, parkour course, bouldering wall, play spaces, and social gathering spots. Introduced as part of the Wheaton Regional Park Master Plan in 2022, construction of this facility is expected to begin in 2025 with anticipated park opening in late 2026. We will seek public input as the project moves forward.

Long Branch Local Park Skate Park: Recommended as part of the Long Branch Parks Initiative(opens in a new tab) and supported with Bond Bill funding from the State of Maryland, the Long Branch Local Park Skate Park will provide a skating opportunity easily accessible by public transportation including the new Purple Line. It is part of a larger park renovation that will increase active recreation opportunities in the Long Branch Area. Construction is expected to begin in 2025 and the park opening is anticipated in the spring of 2026.

Newport Mill Skate Park: Newport Mill Local Park, with its proximity to neighborhood schools including Albert Einstein High School and Newport Mill Middle School, is an ideal site for a skate spot. Montgomery Parks received State of Maryland Bond Bill funding for this project in 2022. Construction for this project is expected to begin in 2024 or 2025.

South Germantown Recreational Park Skate Park: Building on the success of the popular South Germantown bike park, Montgomery Parks plans to build a new 10,000-square-foot skate park to complement the bike skills area and bike park. The long-term vision is to create an adventure sports park with a pump track, bike skills area, and skate park. Construction for this project is expected to begin in 2025.

Take the survey and help Montgomery Parks build the best skate parks possible. The survey will close on September 30, 2023

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