September 30, 2020

Input Sought on Future of Wheaton Regional Park

Montgomery Parks, which is part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is updating the master plan for Wheaton Regional Park and is asking residents for their ideas on the park’s future.

The 536-acre park, which is the largest park in lower Montgomery County, was established in the 1960s when the County was much different than it is today. The park is aging and in need of updates to address older infrastructure, include more contemporary facilities and amenities and ensure it reflects the culturally diverse community it serves today.

Residents can share their suggestions about the future of the park in a variety of ways, including through an online survey or by accessing an interactive map. Print versions of the surveys can be found at facilities throughout the park.

Wheaton Regional Park features a variety of facilities and recreational opportunities including:
The park’s master plan was created in 1987. Since then, the County has grown and changed substantially. An updated master plan will ensure that the park’s future renovations and growth align with the needs and interests of the adjacent communities as well as residents throughout the county.

Topics that will be addressed in the master plan include updated infrastructure, new recreational facilities and amenities, natural resource conservation, maintenance and operations and enhanced natural and cultural interpretation.