MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD—Montgomery County’s Department of Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), and the County’s Office of Community Use of Public Facilities (CUPF) announced effective December 1, 2010 all scheduling of athletic fields in Montgomery County parks will be managed by CUPF.
“Now, users will only have to work with one agency, CUPF, for permitting county fields,” said Montgomery County Department of Parks Chief of Public Affairs and Community Partnerships Kate Stookey. “All other existing parks policies and procedures pertaining to park fields will remain in place for the spring/summer 2011 season.”
As part of the County’s plan to consolidate program registration and permitting functions, CUPF is now the scheduling agency for school fields, Recreation Department fields and park fields in Montgomery County previously scheduled by Montgomery Parks, M-NCPPC. The Park Permit office staff assigned to field scheduling has been relocated to the CUPF offices and will manage requests for park fields to ensure a seamless transition. Field users can contact CUPF for permit application forms, submit all completed request forms directly to CUPF and direct all field-related inquiries to CUPF.
“This collaborative effort will provide our customers with the benefit of ‘one stop shopping.’ Moving forward, we hope to streamline policies and procedures and utilize technology to further enhance our delivery of customer service,” said CUPF Executive Director Ginny Gong.
The ballfield rainout number is unchanged. Field users may check on the status of fields by calling the inclement weather line at 301-765-8787.
For more information on the new athletic field rental process, please visit www.MontgomeryCountyMD.gov/CUPF.
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Montgomery County Department of Parks
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Montgomery County, Maryland