Ballfield Improvements (P008720)

  • Category: M-NCPPC
  • Sub Category: Development
  • 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 addresses countywide ballfield needs by funding ballfield improvements on parkland, school sites, and other public sites or private properties, e.g. utility company rights-of-way. Improvements may include, but are not limited to, ballfield lighting, reconfiguration, upgrades, or new partnership initiatives. M-NCPPC improvements on properties other than parkland shall be made pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding which details the responsibilities of all parties. Generally, ballfields to be constructed as part of new park construction or reconstruction will be shown in the individual new park construction or reconstruction PDFs. The on-going renovation schedule includes turf and infield renovations at approximately ten local parks annually. Projects proposed for the six-year period include installing synthetic turf at Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreational Park.

Cost Change

Increase due to addition of FY19 and 20 to this ongoing project.


2012 Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan. Montgomery County users of parks and recreation facilities identified a serious shortage of ballfields throughout the County. The Ballfield Work Group Reports, Phases 1 and 2, 1999.


In January 1999, the Planning Board established a Work Group comprised of major sport user groups, public agencies and the Countywide Recreation Advisory Board to address the acute shortages of ballfields in the County.

Fiscal Note

Due to fiscal capacity, $250,000 GO Bonds shifted from this project in FY15 and FY16 to fund Urban Park Elements, project #871540


Expenditures will continue indefinitely.


Individual PDFs which fund planning, design and/or construction of new or reconstructed ballfields, Montgomery County Public Schools, Community Use of Public Facilities