Sections of Beach Drive, Sligo Creek Parkway Will be Closed This Weekend

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Montgomery Parks announced some areas of Sligo Creek Parkway, Beach Drive and Little Falls Parkway will be closed this weekend.

Sections will close from Friday 9 a.m. to Sunday 6 p.m. The sections will be closed to vehicles but open for pedestrians and cyclists, as part of an effort to allow residents to engage in outdoor exercising while practicing social distancing and staying six feet apart from others.

“Exercising safely outdoors and experiencing nature are essential activities to support your mental health and wellness,” said Mike Riley, Director of Montgomery Parks. “Opening parkways to people provides a safe venue for healthy activities including walking, running and biking while allowing adequate space for social distancing.”

The following sections will close in Sligo Creek Parkway:

University Boulevard to Dennis Avenue

Dennis Avenue to Forest Glen Road

Piney Branch Road to Maple Avenue

Maple Avenue to Old Carroll Avenue

Beach Drive:

Knowles Avenue to Cedar Lane

Cedar Lane to Connecticut Avenue

Little Falls Parkway:

Massachusetts Avenue to River Road

River Road to Arlington Road


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About Veronica Canales

Veronica Canales is a Spring 2020 intern for Montgomery County Media. She studies at the University of Maryland, where she is double majoring in broadcast journalism and French. She can be reached at


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