Located at the intersection of Cambria Ave. and Keswick St. in Garrett Park, Cambria Park is the Townâ€™s most active recreation area. The park contains the Garrett Park Swimming Pool
and the following facilities: a small, multi-use
ball field next to the swimming pool; 1.5 acres of
wooded open space; shaded
playground between Keswick St. and Cambria Woods with play equipment suitable for small children; and
tennis court no longer used for tennis, this area is often where residents run their dogs, skate board, play street hockey, and the like, where a hardened, enclosed area is desirable.
Located adjacent to Penn Place the park often serves as a â€śvillage greenâ€ť for the Town during special events or on holidays such as the Fourth of July. A concrete
basketball court is located at the rear of the park and two regulation
tennis courts maintained by the County are located at the corner of Waverly Avenue and Montrose Roads. About a quarter of the overall park area is owned by the Town, the
remainer by Montgomery County. Pursuant to an agreement with the
County, the Town performs routine maintenance for the park as a whole,
while the County undertakes major maintenance and capital improvements.
Located between Clermont Ave. and Penn Place, Porcupine Woods is the Townâ€™s largest area of open space, with a pathway that provides a restful shortcut through a heavily-wooded 2.5 acre preserve for walkers on their way to or from the Post Office, the MARC station, Penn Place, or simply taking a stroll through Town.
Wells Park is a County Park that lies between the railroad tracks and Rokeby Avenue opposite Argyle Ave. The park contains approximately 1.5 acres of heavily wooded open space and a
playground with equipment suitable for small children, this playground nestles in a clearing on the northern side of the Park.
Located at 4421 Cambria Ave. (Beside Cambria Tennis Court), this is a small, landscaped area, maintained as a memorial to Manny Flanders Sullivan, a long-time active Town resident, who died in 2003.
The Memorial Grove is
located at the intersection of Montrose & Waverly Avenues on the Garrett-Waverly Park side. A number of trees have been planted here in memory of Town residents.
This property, located at 11321 Kenilworth Avenue, represents the Townâ€™s most recent acquisition of open space. The generous donation of long-time resident Laetitia Yeandle, this park is to be managed primarily as a preserve for local
fauna. In a number of years, the Town will remove the house that sits on the property and may install a small playground. The Garrett Park Conservation Trust holds an easement on the property to insure its perpetual state as open space.
Montgomery County Parks near Garrett Park
Druid Drive Neighborhood Park at 5004 Druid Drive in Garrett Park Estates is a small neighborhood playground, a short walk from Garrett Park, with a
White Flint Neighborhood Park, 11605 Rokeby Avenue in White Flint Estates adjacent to White Flint Mall has
playground, tennis courts, and a multi-use field.
Garrett Park Elementary School, 4810 Oxford St., has 2
ball fields, one with a softball diamond and a larger field located behind the school.
Ken-Gar Palisades Park, 4140 Wexford Drive located east of Garrett Park on Beach Drive is a 20.2-acre park that features a
multi-use field and
tennis courts. There is also a
recreation building available for rent. The park is a regular training site of the largest running club in the area, the Montgomery County Road Runners Club.
Rock Creek Trails bounding Garrett Park on the east and continuing south to Washington D.C. is one of the most popular trails in the metropolitan area. It offers
hiking and biking trails,
picnic areas, and
For more information about County parks, visit Montomery Parks.