Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

June 27, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for June 27 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, June 27, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Know Your Status, it’s National HIV Testing Day:  Join the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services at their Dennis Avenue Health Center in Silver Spring for free testing. 2. DNC Debates at Silver Branch Brewing: Join Montgomery […]

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June 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for June 26 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, June 26, and we are halfway through the week! Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Racial Equity Community Conversation: There’s a Community Conversation on Racial Equity and Social Justice at 7 p.m. at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro and County […]

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November 28, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Wheaton Revitalization Project Reaches Halfway Point

The Wheaton Revitalization is underway and has reached its halfway point. It is scheduled to be complete by May 2020. The project, which started in June 2017, will transform Wheaton’s old central business district to include a new 14-story Montgomery County Government office building. A new town square will be located outside of the building. […]

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July 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

Residents Invited to Comment on Parks Department’s Energized Public Spaces Plan

The Montgomery County Parks Department is inviting residents to a public hearing to comment on their needs and wants in public spaces throughout the County on July 27. The meeting will be held at the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Regional Office Building Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring. This public hearing is […]

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June 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Katz Finds Common Ground with Dogs

A bill offered by Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz would create canine freedom at dog parks established by county municipalities. Katz introduced the bill at the council’s meeting June 20. Dogs now can be off-leash (technically “at large”) in dog parks in Montgomery County established and overseen by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission […]

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January 30, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Deadline for Public Input on Olney Square Neighborhood Park is Jan. 31

Staff from Montgomery Parks are asking for your feedback on the Olney Square Neighborhood Park project in an open town hall forum online. The deadline to submit your input is Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. “Montgomery Parks encourages park patrons and members of the community to participate in all opportunities to shape the future of […]

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March 12, 2015 | Aline Barros

The Planning Board Approves Solar Arrays For County Parks in Germantown, Rockville

The Montgomery County Planning Board approved on March 12 two solar arrays proposed for South Germantown Recreational and Rock Creek Regional Parks to reduce the county’s carbon footprint. Each array is about five acres. The Planning Board voted 4-0 in favor of the placement of the commission’s first solar arrays in the county. Commissioner Norman […]

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February 27, 2015 | Krista Brick

Solar Arrays Proposed for County Parks in Germantown, Rockville

Montgomery County may soon have its first parkland solar arrays. The two arrays are proposed for South Germantown Recreational and Rock Creek Regional Park to reduce the county’s carbon footprint. Each array is proposed to be about five acres. Montgomery Parks staff evaluated approximately 135 park owned properties from an inventory of more than 400 parks, […]

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February 20, 2015 | Krista Brick

Meeting Set to Discuss Future of Montgomery Village Golf Course

The future of the Montgomery Village community, specifically the now defunct Montgomery Village Golf Course, will be the focus of a meeting held next week at Watkins Mill High School. The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is inviting business owners and residents to discuss the Montgomery Village […]

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October 20, 2014 | Krista Brick

Brookside Garden of Lights

Brookside Gardens Cancels Traditional Garden of Lights Show

Brookside Garden’s traditional Garden of Lights will stay dark this year, as a major renovation project is forcing officials to cancel it. Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission cancelled this year’s Garden of Lights Show at Brookside Gardens due to ongoing construction to the entrance and parking areas. The project […]

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