Acquisition: Local Parks (P767828)

  • Category M-NCPPC
  • Sub Category Acquisition
  • Administering Agency M-NCPPC (AAGE13)
  • Planning Area Countywide
  • Date Last Modified 3/6/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility No
  • Relocation Impact None
  • Status Ongoing





This project identifies capital expenditures and appropriations for local parkland acquisitions, including related costs for surveys and appraisals. Local parks include urban, neighborhood, and neighborhood conservation area parks. Acquisitions can include new parkland or additions to existing parks, and are pursued when they become available if sufficient funds exist. To the extent possible, the Commission acquires parkland through dedication at the time of subdivision; however, to meet all parkland needs, this method must be supplemented by a direct land purchase program.

Cost Change

Increase due to anticipated increase in Program Open Space funds


2012 Park, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan, approved by the Montgomery County Planning Board, and other adopted area master plans guide the local parkland acquisition program. This PDF provides latitude to acquire properties consistent with master plans and Commission policies.


Acquisitions will be pursued to the extent possible with available reserves and in anticipation of economic improvement. $25,000 is budgeted annually to cover one-time costs to secure properties, e.g. removing attractive nuisances, posting properties, cleaning up sites, etc.

Fiscal Note

FY12 Supplemental Appropriation added $1,059,000 from land sale proceeds. FY13 Supplemental Appropriation added $600,000 in Program Open Space grant funding.


Expenditures will continue indefinitely. M-NCPPC (A13) asserts that this project conforms to the requirements of relevant local plans, as required by the Maryland Economic Growth, Resource Protection and Planning Act.


Acquisition: Non-Local PDF 998798, Legacy 2000 PDF 018710, ALARF: M-NCPPC PDF 727007