The Best Parks in Gaithersburg MD

During the pandemic, it can sometimes be tough to leave the house. The Coronavirus outbreak has confined everyone to their indoor spaces, and with Gaithersburg officials advising everyone to practice social distancing more and more people are looking to the outdoors to provide themselves with open space and a healthy dose of fresh air.

Many parks near Sawyer Flats provide a wide variety of outdoor activities and amenities that support safe fun and play. If you’re looking for a place to stretch out, an approved outdoor space for socially distant activities, or a quiet respite away from home, you will find it in this list of Gaithersburg’s favorite parks.

Griffith Park

Located near Gaithersburg’s City Hall this park provides a comfortable place to picnic and safely gather for social events under a pavilion. The pavilion accommodates nearly 100 people with available restrooms nearby. This covered outdoor area includes grills, making this the perfect place to barbecue. Inside Griffith Park is a gorgeous outdoor concert venue named The Greek Theatre, host to many events.


  • BBQ grills
  • Playground
  • Multi-use sports field
  • Pavilion 
  • Picnic Tables
  • Trails
  • Concert venue

Green Park 

A family-friendly 14-acre park packed with many activities for the whole squad including fuzzy companions. The dog park provides a perfect setting for unleashed dogs to socialize, play, and run around in a nice fenced off area.

This park has all the essentials for a nice active afternoon


  • Tennis court
  • Playground
  • Volleyball Net
  • Skate Spot
  • Off-leash dog park
  • Hike Trails
  • Basketball Court
  • Pickleball lines

Inspiration Park

Maryland is full of so much history with several spots meant to honor events from the past. Inspiration park is dedicated to the lives lost on September 11th, 2001. Nearby residents love to come here and find solitude making this a great location to relax and reflect. 


The location of the park provides a striking view of both Lake Helene and Lake Inspiration. Local birds love to fly over this area through all four seasons, this can be mesmerizing for avid bird-watchers or simply provide a sense of beauty to those who enjoy the sights mother nature has to offer.  

The moderate trail loops near the park are meant for easygoing scenic walks around the lake. When it is time for rest two prominent benches surrounded by shrubs, perennials, a winding brick path, and assorted trees help add to this peaceful atmosphere.


  • Nature
  • Scenery
  • Short trail on even ground
  • Bench

Robertson Park

Gaithersburg has a crowd of sporty folk that like to compete in big group games and amateur sports leagues. Robertson park contains multiple full-sized sports fields with lighting for nighttime games. This is a great location for people looking to get out and get active at arenas built for contests.

In 1982 the park was righteously named after Thomas Robertson who was the City’s first recreation director. 


  • Baseball & softball field
  • Football & soccer field
  • Playground

Malcolm King Park

Parks in Gaithersburg tend to be named after people that directly represent the best traits of the park and surrounding community. Malcolm King was a well-known environmentalist in the area, so it makes sense that the park named after him would be the largest wooded park in the city.

There are more than two miles of beautiful evergreen shaded trails that run along multiple stream beds. Hikers, bikers, and joggers love to use this park as a local escape to nature’s finest sceneries.   


  • Open multi-use field
  • Basketball court
  • Pickleball lines
  • Trails
  • Playground

Diamond Farm Park

For thrill-seekers and extreme sport lovers, Diamond Farms provides a skateboarding area open from dawn to dusk, though there is no supervision provided. This is one of only two established skate spots in the city, a nice attraction to the wide range of people that participate in the popular subculture sport.

More than 20 acres in size, the park contains three tennis courts and one full basketball court with an additional half sized court. The park is a staple in the city, originally developed in 1975 this park has been around for a while.


  • Tennis court
  • Playground
  • Practice Wall
  • Skate Spots
  • Tot Lot
  • Trails

Sawyer Flats residents love being close to parks of all sizes, from quiet neighborhood parks to large hubs for sports, games, and concerts. Tour our Gaithersburg apartments online or in person.

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