Montgomery County Athletic Fields

Online Reservation for Athletic Fields

Customers may check availability and reserve time at the following County athletic fields during the opening seasons through ActiveMONTGOMERY, a new cloud-based reservation software.

  • MCPS Elementary and Middle Schools
  • M-NCPPC Local Parks
  • MCRD Community Recreation Centers

Please note that field time at many sites is assigned directly to sports leagues and organizations. CUPF recommends that you contact your organization with any practice or game field needs before submitting a facility reservation request via ActiveMONTGOMERY.

County fields may be reserved on the half-hour. On days when County schools are in session, elementary school fields maybe reserved beginning at 3:30 pm or 4:00 pm; middle school fields at 5:30 pm.


Artificial Turf Fields

Contact CUPF at 240-777-2711 regarding the use of artificial turf fields at the following sites:

  • Montgomery Blair High School
  • Fairland Recreational Park
  • Gaithersburg High School
  • Walter Johnson High School
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Park
  • Richard Montgomery High School
  • Paint Branch High School

Special Conditions of Use applies.

Montgomery County Public Schools Artificial Turf Fields Program

High School Natural Grass Fields

Contact the respective school directly to request use of a high school natural grass field. CUPF may issue a permit ONLY with approval by the school’s administrative staff.


Click here to see a list of current fees.

Policies and Procedures

  • Scoreboard use is not included; additional fees apply for restrooms access and staffing.
  • Please review the  Field Use Guidelines and Field Use Agreement in their entirety before submitting an application.

Permitting Seasons (leagues/organizations click here)

Field Type
Application Dates
- Elementary/Middle School Fields
- Local/Neighborhood Park Fields
- MCRD Fields
Spring/Summer: March 15 - August 15
Beginning February 15
Fall: August 16 - November 30
Beginning July 15
- Regional/Recreational Park Fields   (game use only)
Spring/Summer: April 1 - August 15
Beginning December 16
Fall: September 1 - November 30
Beginning May 16
Note: For fields at schools, local parks, and neighborhood parks, no preference will be given in scheduling game use requests prior to practice use requests, except at restricted fields. Recreational and Regional Park fields may be reserved for game use only.

Cancellation and Adjustment

Cancellation & Adjustment Fee applies (excluding Large Events and Camps) with at least 10-business days’ notice (see our  Facility Fees page for additional information):

  • $25 each cancellation/adjustment for School Fields
  • $50 each cancellation/adjustment for Montgomery Parks Fields

Every application resulting in an approved permit represents a financial obligation. All requests for cancellations or adjustments must be submitted in writing and received during normal office hours.  No refund of facility fees without adequate notice per the cancellation policy. Otherwise, all facility fees will be retained. No refunds or credit for permits that are not cancelled in a timely manner even if the space is not used. 

Inclement Weather Policy

Athletic fields will be closed during periods of inclement weather in accordance with local and regional park closures.  Contact the M-NCPPC/CUPF inclement weather line at 301-765-8787 to determine if your field is open or closed. Click here for information about which region your field is assigned.

All refund requests for field time cancelled due to inclement weather must be submitted in a sortable spreadsheet within 15 days of the end of the season.