May 12, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Mayor Ashman Looks to Expand City’s Park System, Requests Meeting with CE Leggett (VIDEO)

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman is asking for a meeting with Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett to discuss acquiring access to the 4.79 acres of existing parkland behind the Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters at 100 Edison Park Drive. This property is adjacent to Lakelands Park in the city limits of Gaithersburg. “The City is requesting […]

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July 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Parks Department Begins Pesticide Reduction Program This Month

Montgomery Parks officials have announced the beginning of its pesticide-reduction program this month in accordance with Bill 52-14, legislation passed by the Montgomery County Council regarding the use of pesticides on county-owned property, parks and private property. In accordance with this legislation, Montgomery Parks is embracing new ways to manage their parks while still working […]

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April 16, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Rockville’s Science Day is Set for April 24 (VIDEO)

The city of Rockville is preparing for the 27th annual Science Day at Montgomery College’s Rockville campus on April 24th. Rock 11 Now’s Kathy Dantzler has a preview. Visit our PEG partner Rock 11 Now to view more of its programming.

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March 3, 2015 | Krista Brick

County Delays Use of Athletic Fields

Athletic teams that use Montgomery county’s parks or middle and elementary school fields will have their spring season delayed by two weeks. The opening of all Montgomery Parks’ park and elementary / middle school athletic fields (excluding synthetic turf fields) will be delayed from the original opening date of March 15 until April 1 at […]

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October 6, 2014 | Krista Brick

Lakelands Park Turf Field May Be Locked to All Without a Permit

If you have thoughts of getting on that new Lakelands Park turf field in Gaithersburg, you’d better get your wallet out. It seems the only athletes, besides those on the Lakelands Park soccer teams or enrolled in a City of Gaithersburg sports program, who will step foot on the turf will be those who pay […]

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May 16, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Montgomery Parks, Roads and Facilities impacted By Flooding

Montgomery Parks announced the following closures due to the heavy rains and flooding: Road Closures: Sligo Creek Parkway (from Maple Avenue to Piney Branch Road) Beach Drive (from Connecticut Avenue to Old Spring, and from the D.C. line to East West Highway) Field Closures: All athletic fields in Montgomery Parks are closed today, with the […]

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April 6, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Big Demand for Fields in Montgomery County (Video)

Parks Director Mary Bradford attended Montgomery County’s Little League on opening day on April 5 in Germantown where she talked about the growing demand for facilities and fields in the county. Related:

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March 21, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Five Things You Need To Know Today, March 21

Here are five things you need to know today, March 21, in Montgomery County: 1. The Korean community will thank Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, today, for including grants totaling $543,301 for four different Korean organizations in his FY 2015 recommended operating budget. 2. Montgomery Parks has announced that athletic fields are closed through March […]

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March 14, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, March 14

Here’s a quick look at five things to know today in Montgomery County. 1. All Montgomery Parks athletic fields at local parks and elementary and middle schools are closed through March 16 due to the unusually wet conditions. Read the story here: 2. The Mega Millions jackpot has jumped to a whopping $353 million. Find out more here: […]

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March 13, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Montgomery Parks Athletic Fields Closed Thru March 16

All Montgomery Parks athletic fields at local parks and elementary and middle schools are closed through March 16 due to the unusually wet conditions. Field conditions will be assessed on a daily basis beginning March 17. Until then, teams are not allowed to play or practice on these fields due to the risk of destroying the […]

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