Facilities Management

Al Kirkwood
Facilities Management Division Chief Al Kirkwood

The Facilities Management division at Monocacy National Battlefield is responsible for the upkeep of the park's 1,647 acres. The maintenance team works hard year-round to provide the best possible visitor experience. Facilities Management tasks include:

Visitor Experience

  • Special events setup
  • Trail and boardwalk maintenance
  • Wayside exhibit maintenance
Custodial maintenance is undertaken daily.
Maintenance worker Gene Carr

Landscape Upkeep

  • Erosion control and storm damage cleanup
  • Fenceline installation and repair
  • Groundskeeping, including turf and landscape maintenance
  • Hazardous tree removal from roads and visitor access areas
  • Tree-health pruning and removal
Park vehicle maintenance is performed by Monocacy staff
Gene Wolfe works on a park vehicle


  • Installation and upkeep of signage
  • Road maintenance including snow removal and gravel road-bed upkeep
  • Vehicle and equipment maintenance


  • Building custodial tasks and maintenance including painting, HVAC repairs, and masonry repairs
  • Litter and recycling management
  • Pest management

Monocacy's Green Initiative

Monocacy National Battlefield is working hard to reduce the impact of park operations on the environment. Some of our "green" initiatives include:

  • Installing energy-efficient bulbs in our visitor center and offices, using motion-triggered lighting, and installing set-back thermostats.

  • Performing energy audits on our buildings to ensure peak performance by installing insulation and energy-conserving windows and doors.

  • Recycling paper, cardboard, plastic, and glass.

  • Replacing older fleet vehicles with hybrids and other more energy-efficient models.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4632 Araby Church Road
Frederick, MD 21704


(301) 662-3515
Visitor Center Phone Number

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