In the mid-1800s, a working farm dairy belonged to Farm King and Macie James, situated on the rolling hills of 695 acres of the park. The majority of the parkland, known as Germantown South Recreational Park, was acquired by Montgomery Parks M-NCPPC/Montgomery in the 1960s to provide residents of northern Montgomery County with preserved open space and parkland.
The South Germantown Recreational Park is one of the many parks in Montgomery County that offers a wide variety of activities to choose from, including adventure play, picnicking, soccer, swimming, golf, miniature archery, biking, and hiking.
The park also provides Community Garden Plots! For additional details, please visit Community Gardens.
South Germantown Splash Park & Miniature Golf
18056 Central Park Circle Boyds, Maryland 20841 301-670-4680.
The South Germantown Recreational Park features a lighted 18-hole miniature golf championship course with machines for vending and restrooms. The course provides real challenges with sand traps, natural obstacles, and rough turf. Players have access to shaded areas and the next course, Splash.
The SplashPark and Miniature Golf page provides comprehensive details about operating hours, admission charges, group bookings, and event amenities. The Splash Park and Miniature Golf Course are accessible throughout the summer period.
South Germantown Driving Range
South Germantown Driving Range, located at 18045 Central Park Circle Boyds, Maryland 20841, can be contacted at 301-670-4670.
People and collectives of various ages and skill levels can participate in a wide range of lessons, summer camps, and after-school programs. The South Germantown Driving Range offers 40 tees, with 10 of them being covered.
18031 Central Park Circle Boyds, Maryland 20841 301-528-1480Maryland SoccerPlex.
Every year, the SoccerPlex organizes eight to ten significant football tournaments, along with community football league matches. The Soccer Association of Montgomery (SAM) is the official organization behind the SoccerPlex, which provides football training programs and leagues for kids aged 3-17. Three of the pitches consist of illuminated artificial turf, allowing year-round usage. Renowned as one of the top-notch football facilities in the nation, the SoccerPlex boasts 24 professionally built and maintained outdoor football fields, as well as a floodlit championship stadium that can accommodate 3,200 spectators. Managed by the Maryland Soccer Foundation, the SoccerPlex is a leading establishment in the realm of football.
The Adventist HealthCare Fieldhouse is a multi-sport complex that hosts non-sports activities such as community events, cultural shows, and trade shows. It has eight basketball/volleyball courts that are converted into indoor fields for hockey, lacrosse, and soccer during the winter. Additionally, the SoccerPlex also has a 64,000 square foot indoor soccer field.
Montgomery Tennis Plex is located at 18010 Central Park Circle, Boyds, MD 20841. You can reach them at (240) 477-4430.
Germantown Indoor Swim Center
18000 Central Park Circle Boyds, Maryland 20841 240-777-6830.
The Swim Center is a facility operated by the Montgomery County Department of Recreation that offers a variety of programs and lessons, such as lifeguard training, dive team training, water exercise, and swim lessons. In addition, the center has dedicated pools for family swims, lap swimming, hydrotherapy, and recreational activities. It also features a sauna and two indoor pools with water slides. The Swim Center is a state-of-the-art facility that includes a 60,000 square foot competition pool.
Washington Nationals Miracle Field
The Miracle League is located at 17950 Germantown Park Drive, Germantown, Maryland 20874.
The Miracle Nationals Washington Field is home to the Montgomery County Miracle League, which provides children with the opportunity to play competitive baseball in a safe environment. The field incorporates a specially-designed synthetic turf that safely accommodates walkers and wheelchairs, allowing children to run without fear of injury. This field also challenges children both physically and mentally, providing them with a safe and inclusive space for baseball play.
The League is the first of its kind in Maryland and serves children in Montgomery County and throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area.
The King Barn Dairy Mooseum
18028 Central Park Circle Boyds, Maryland 20841 301-528-6530Mooseum.
In Montgomery County, during the first half of the 1900s, there were approximately 300 dairy farms, and this historical dairy barn, spanning 10,000 square feet, used to accommodate 122 cows. The Kings, who acquired this farm in 1913, were among the pioneering families in the region to transform a modest family business into a thriving commercial venture.
The MOOseum is accessible to the general public on Saturdays (10am – 3pm) and on the 4th Sunday of each month between May and October. Visitors can obtain brochures from the Barn, which is situated in the park’s central area.
South Germantown Mountain Bike and BMX Pump Track
Situated on the Hoyles Mill Trail in Boyds, Maryland 20841, the contact number is 301-650-4369.
Germantown South Pump Track is a continuous loop track that allows bikers of all skill levels, including BMX and mountain bikers, to improve their skills and have fun. The track features banked corners (berms) and rolling bumps (rollers) that enable bikers to pedal without gaining momentum. The track spans over 5,000 square feet.
The facility was built by Mid Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts & Montgomery Parks M-NCPPC. The parking area for the boat model or the parking lot at Schaeffer Farms is where the facility is located. The track is situated along the Mill Hoyles Trail.
South Germantown Cricket Field
Information for reserving the field for September 2019 is now available. The field features portable toilets, 59 paved parking spaces, mounds for viewing, benches, a plaza, two shade pavilions, and an additional batting cage. It can accommodate players of all levels, from youth to adult, in both hardball and softball leagues. The circular full-sized field has a diameter of 400 feet. For information on reserving the field, please contact the Parks Permits Office.
17920 Germantown Park Drive, Germantown, MD 20874.
This picnic area features four shelters that can accommodate up to 40 people each. In addition, it offers wheelchair accessible grills and courts for volleyball, horseshoe pits, and a picnic area. The playground Adventure is connected to this area by a trail.
Book outdoor dining areas by getting in touch with the Park Permits Office. To get a detailed understanding of the picnic shelters, consult the South Germantown Picnic Shelter Map (pdf).
Ballfields, Tennis and Basketball Courts
Visitors can access two outdoor basketball courts and two outdoor tennis courts on a first-come, first-served basis. Park permits are required to reserve the park’s two soccer fields or three baseball fields, as well as the softball field.
Central Park Pond
The park strictly prohibits boating and swimming. The state regulations in Maryland allow fishing and launching boat models for accessing the pond.
Adventure Playground/Tot Lots
17920 Germantown Park Drive, Germantown, MD 20874.
The park provides two toddler play areas (one close to the Dairy Mooseum and another next to the sports fields south of Schaeffer Road) along with the Adventure Playground. This expansive playground, spanning seven acres, showcases five different theme zones.
The park offers target bundles, however, archers are required to bring their own targets and gear. Visitors can access this amenity on a first-come, first-served principle.
Walkers can track the distance they travel by counting the bronze medallions embedded in every tenth mile of the path. The Smart Heart Trail begins at the kiosk at the Mooseum. Visitors will find parking lots that connect each facility, making the wheelchair-accessible trails in the park easily accessible. The park offers close to seven miles of hard-surfaced trails.