Are the recreation centers and parks open or closed?

Currently, County parks are open with modified hours of sunrise to sunset. Some facilities and/or amenities inside those parks may have limited or no access to the public. Currently, all water fountains have been shut off and all functioning restrooms in parks are closed. Porta-Johns have been added where needed to provide options for walkers in the park. All county park playgrounds will be closed until further notice. 

We are required by law to follow Governor Hogan’s executive order 20-03-19-01 which states, “Social, community, spiritual, religious, recreational, and sporting gatherings and events (“large gatherings and events”) of more than 10 people are hereby prohibited at all locations and venues, including but not limited to parades, festivals, conventions, and fundraisers.” Until this executive order is revised or rescinded, no permitted use of Frederick County Park’s natural grass or synthetic fields is allowed. 

If you have reservations at one of our Recreation Center Fields, you will be unable to use those fields until FCPS facilities reopen. 

Visiting a park is a good way to improve mental health, relieve stress and exercise, things we especially need right now. So, follow the guidelines for social distancing and for protecting your personal health and enjoy your next visit.


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1. What hours is your Main Office (355 Montevue Lane) open?
2. What is your refund policy as it relates to COVID-19?
3. Are the recreation centers and parks open or closed?
4. What major recreation events are going to be affected?
5. Will Parks & Recreation know if a participant has been exposed or contracted COVID-19 and will programs close if someone is believed to have been exposed?
6. Are you providing disinfectant/hand sanitizer to park visitors?
7. How can I submit a comment to Parks & Recreation Supervisors/Managers?
8. Who should I contact if I have additional questions?