Acquisition: Non-Local Parks (P998798)

  • Category M-NCPPC
  • Sub Category Acquisition
  • Administering Agency M-NCPPC (AAGE13)
  • Planning Area Countywide
  • Date Last Modified 4/21/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility No
  • Relocation Impact None
  • Status Ongoing





This project identifies capital expenditures and appropriations for non-local parkland acquisitions, including related costs for surveys and appraisals. Non-Local parks include regional, recreational, conservation, stream valley, special, historic, and urban 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 (POS) funds


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


This project is funded primarily by State DNR Program Open Space (POS) grants. Allthough POS allocations were greatly reduced during the FY13-18 CIP cycle, the strengthening economy has lead to an increase in available funding.

Fiscal Note

FY13 supplemental appropriation of $320K, Program Open Space FY14 supplemental appropriation of $1.706M, Program Open Space


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: Local PDF 767828, Legacy Open Space PDF 018710, ALARF PDF 727007