Montgomery Parks

February 16, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner for Feb. 16-19: Guide to Arts and Entertainment in Montgomery County

There are still numerous Black History Month events scheduled for February.  We recommend Culture Spot MC’s “Celebrate Black History Month in Montgomery County.” The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival will be held on February 16-18 in Rockville and includes regional and touring musicians, school jazz bands, masterclasses, workshops, and more. The lineup will feature Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra; Frankie Addison […]

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January 26, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Groundbreaking for New Six-Mile Trail

Montgomery Park officials held a groundbreaking ceremony early Thursday to celebrate the start of construction for a new trail coming to Montgomery County that will connect the Muddy Branch Stream Valley to South Germantown Recreational Park. Pepco Trail is a six-mile, natural surface, multi-use trail that is being created and maintained through a collaboration between […]

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January 25, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 25, in Montgomery County

1. MCPS Early Dismissal: It is the end of the second marking period for the public schools, students are dismissed after lunch. 2. Bicycle Master Plan:  The planning board will hold a pubic hearing for the working draft of the new Bicycle Mater Plan at Planning Headquarters in Silver Spring beginning at 6 p.m. A copy of […]

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January 10, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Jan. 10 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Jan. 10, in Montgomery County: 1. General Assembly:  Maryland’s General Assembly begins today at noon in Annapolis. Del. Shane Robinson says the delegation needs “to be hungry” to bring home more money from Annapolis. #MGA2018 — MCM-Doug (@Media_Doug) January 9, 2018 2. Narcan Training:  Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger […]

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January 5, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner for Jan. 5-7: Guide to Arts and Entertainment Around Montgomery County

Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment around the county this weekend. Friday, Jan. 5  The Reluctant Dragon Montgomery Playhouse, in partnership with Arts on the Green present the Reluctant Dragon. This play, based on the book by Kenneth Grahame, adapted by Ed Monk, and directed by Loretto McNally, is about the village […]

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November 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

New Park Planned Along Capital Crescent Trail

A new park will open soon along the Capital Crescent Trail, Montgomery Parks announced Thursday. The River Road Park will feature a seating area, a pergola, plantings and maps. As a welcoming gateway to the trail, the park provides a green, restful place for travelers and neighbors alike. Park construction is expected to begin in […]

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November 8, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Here Are the Events Offered by Montgomery Parks for Veterans Day Weekend

Montgomery Parks has numerous family-friendly events planned for the Veterans Day weekend and a special discount for Veterans as well as active-duty military. Friday The Montgomery Parks offices and permits offices will be closed Nov. 10. The following parks are open: Brookside Gardens—10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Locust Grove Nature Center—9 a.m. to 4 p.m. […]

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November 8, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Nov. 8 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 8, in Montgomery County: 1. Annual Snow Summit: The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will hold a press conference for its annual winter preparedness “snow show” to demonstrate the latest technologies they’re using to combat winter weather. 2. Blast in Bethesda: Weather permitting, single controlled blasts […]

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October 26, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

First Yappy Hour Comes to Bethesda (PHOTOS)

It was an evening catered to residents and their furry companions. Montgomery Parks teamed up with the Bethesda Urban Partnership Thursday evening to host the inaugural “Yappy Hour,” a pop-up dog park at Elm Street Urban Park in Bethesda. “First we wanted to help activate this park,” Rick Ammirato, executive director for the Bethesda Urban […]

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October 26, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Oct. 26 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 26, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Yappy Hour: Enjoy music and food at Yappy Hour sponsored by Montgomery Parks and the Bethesda Urban Partnership. The pop-up dog park will consist of a small dog area and a large dog enclosure area for well-socialized dogs. We are howling about Yappy […]

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