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Montgomery County Recreation to Reopen Eight Community Recreation Centers on Monday, March 1

For Immediate Release: Friday, February 26, 2021

Montgomery County Recreation will reopen eight community recreation centers on a limited schedule beginning, Monday, March 1. This means that individuals, or households, may now schedule a time to use the fitness room, gymnasiums, and other rooms without the structure of a class. This is the next step following the successful opening of instructor-led, in-person classes on Tuesday, Feb. 16.  

The community recreation centers that will open are: Bauer DriveDamascusNancy H. Dacek North PotomacJane E. LawtonPlum GarPotomacPraisner; and White Oak.  

Residents must have a Fit N Play Pass to reserve a fitness room or gym activities. A six-month Fit N Play pass is available to County residents,18 years and older, for $55. Passes are free for youth, 17 and younger.

“Getting our residents back in our facilities safely is one our highest priorities,” said Montgomery County Recreation Director Robin Riley. “COVID-19 has been hard for everyone and recreation and physical activity is a great way for people to manage their stress, get healthier and feel better. This next step, in reopening in a safe limited basis, is great for people who are looking for a full workout or a family looking for a class, fun activity, or just to let their kids jump rope or run around and play.”  

Residents can schedule a workout time, or people who live in the same household can make reservations to use the gym or other room. There is also an option of playing sports such as pickleball or badminton against one other person. Currently there is no team sports or double play.  We highly recommend booking a reservation as walkup entrance will be limited by space and available time slots only.

COVID-19 safety precautions such as wearing masks, six feet social distancing, disinfecting after each user are in place to keep the facilities as safe as possible.  

For more information, visit the websitecall 240-777-6840 or email  

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Release ID: 21-141
Media Contact: Judy Stiles  240-328-4049