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Inclement Weather Information

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When Montgomery County Recreation must close or cancel programs due to inclement weather or other circumstances related to participant and staff safety the first notification is made through Montgomery County’s emergency notification system, Alert Montgomery. Alert Montgomery provides accurate, immediate emergency notifications from Montgomery County to your cell, work or home phone, via text, email or voice message.

Real-time emergency updates can also be accessed at:

Given that participants and employees often travel distances and weather conditions may vary considerably across the county, residents are advised to exercise caution and consider personal safety as the first priority.


Many Montgomery County Recreation leagues and other outdoor programs are played on fields owned and maintained by Montgomery Parks and MCPS. To find out if a Montgomery Parks or MCPS athletic field is open, closed, or experiencing inclement weather delays in real time, use the system to:

  • View field status via
  • Sign up for customized email or text messages for the leagues you play in and/or field of your choice.
  • Call the Rainout Line at 301-579-5610 to find out the status of fields. Enter the extension for the field of your choice.
  • Download the free iPhone or Android Mobile App (search for Montgomery Parks).

Alert Montgomery

When inclement weather hits, some Montgomery Recreation County facilities may be closed or on a delayed opening, events and program cancellations may occur, facility closures may happen, and there may be other weather alerts that you need to be aware of.

If you’d like to receive free alerts (in event of a major crisis, emergency, or severe weather event) for Montgomery County, sign up for Alert Montgomery.

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