Montgomery Parks

November 5, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Neal Potter Plaza Opens at Capital Crescent Trail

Montgomery Parks opened the Neal Potter Plaza as a new rest area along the 11-mile Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda on Saturday, Nov. 3. Indeed, the plaza is a dedication to the late Neal Potter, who died in 2008. Good morning from the Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda, #MD! Today, we’re celebrating the opening & dedication […]

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November 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Temporarily Closes Some Trails Due to Rainfall

Montgomery Parks has closed all natural-surface trails and the bike pump track at South Germantown Recreational Park to the public due to excessive rainfall. In a news release, officials stated that, “The recent weather conditions have left trails wet and muddy creating potentially dangerous conditions for trail users and can also adversely affect the integrity […]

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September 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Closes Natural Service Trails Due to Rain

Montgomery County Parks announced the closure of all natural surface trails in local parks Monday. The recent rain has left trails wet and muddy. The trails are not safe according to park officials. The trails are closed until further notice. Montgomery Parks maintains more than 170 miles of natural surface trails in Montgomery County. This is […]

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August 7, 2018 | Michelle Queen

AFI Silver Theatre Presents Documentary Based on Life of Josiah Henson

The Montgomery Parks Foundation and AFI Silver Theatre present two screenings of the documentary film “Josiah” on Aug. 10 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. at AFI Silver Theatre, 8533 Colesville Road in Silver Spring. Tickets to the see the film are $5 and are available on the AFI Silver Theatre website and at the AFI […]

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August 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Aug. 7 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Tuesday, Aug. 7, in Montgomery County: 1. Welcome to the U.S.: The Citizenship Preparation Program is a free program that will help  prepare applicants for U.S. Citizenship for the test interview and exam. The Montgomery College program occurs throughout the year, including at 6 p.m. Here […]

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August 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Aug. 6 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Monday, Aug. 6, in Montgomery County: 1. Municipal Monday: The Gaithersburg Mayor and Council meets starting at 7:30 p.m. One of the items on the agenda is discussion of a proposed pedestrian bridge at Great Seneca Highway and Kentlands Boulevard. 2. The Heat is On: It’s […]

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August 3, 2018 | Phyllis Armstrong

Inaugural Wheelchair Tennis Championship Takes Place in Wheaton Aug. 4-5

The inaugural Medstar NRH Wheelchair Tennis Championships take place August 4-5 at the Wheaton Indoor Tennis Center. The tournament is sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association. First-round matches begin the morning of August 4th with Championship matches starting at noon on Sunday, August 5th. Spectators are welcome to watch the tournament throughout the competition […]

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July 24, 2018 | Staff Writer

High Water Closes Natural Service Trails in Parks Tuesday

Montgomery County Parks announce the closure of  all natural surface trails in local parks due to the recent heavy rains. Dangerous conditions along the trails may result from the heavy rainfall in the forecast, according to park officials. The trails are closed until further notice. Montgomery Parks maintains more than 170 miles of natural surface trails […]

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July 11, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

The Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit

Butterfly Exhibit Now Open at Brookside Gardens

It’s that time of the year again at Brookside Gardens where visitors can be surrounded by hundreds of butterflies in the center’s South Conservatory. From now until Sept. 16,  residents will have the chance to learn about more than 40 different species of butterflies from around the world including Asia, Africa, and Central America. “This […]

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July 9, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for July 9 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Monday, July 9, in Montgomery County: 1. Ag Reserve Alcohol: The Montgomery County Council’s Planning, Housing and Education Committee will take up regulations that will expand the ability for properties in the Ag Reserve to produce and market beer, wine and spirits. Here’s the staff report. And here’s […]

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