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June 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Water Park at Bohrer Park

Splash Pool Opening Delayed in Gaithersburg (PHOTO)

UPDATED A total of 2,641 people visited the Water Park at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg on opening weekend for the kickoff of the summer swim season. Although the main pool was open for swimming and wading, the popular Splash Pool for young children was closed for maintenance. “Aquatics staff encountered issues with the internal components […]

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June 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Changes 4th of July Venue from Fairgrounds to Bohrer Park (VIDEO)

In just a few weeks, the city of Gaithersburg will celebrate the 4th of July at Bohrer Park instead of the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, which was the city’s traditional venue for this event. Gaithersburg Parks and Recreation and Culture Director Michele Potter said the idea behind changing the location is to draw more attention to the 60-acre […]

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August 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Dog Owners Protest New Rules at City’s Dog Park (PHOTOS)

UPDATED Over a dozen dog owners attended a Gaithersburg City Council meeting on Monday night to let local leaders know they were upset about a change in the usage policy at the dog exercise area of Green Park. City residents and residents who live just outside the city limits took turns testifying during the public comment […]

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June 11, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Benjamin Gaither Center Reopens Today in Gaithersburg

A grand opening was held for the newly expanded and renamed Benjamin Gaither Center in Gaithersburg on June 11th. The newly expanded and renamed center serves those ages 55+ and was formerly known as the Gaithersburg Senior Center. “Gaithersburg is committed to being an inclusive community that honors its history and embraces its future. We […]

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May 2, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Opens Lakelands Synthetic Field for Public Play on Weekends

A Gaithersburg city official says that beginning on May 2nd the Lakelands synthetic turf field will be open for public play on designated weekend hours. “The field will be available on Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.,” said Michele Potter, Gaithersburg’s director of parks, recreation and culture, […]

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October 25, 2014 | Krista Brick

City Officials Cheer On Grand Opening of Lakelands Turf Field (PHOTOS) (VIDEO)

It was really something to cheer about Saturday morning when Gaithersburg city officials with the help of cheerleaders and a youth flag football team officially opened the Lakelands Park organic turf field. The park, at 1368 Main Street in the Lakelands community, is the first eco-friendly field installed by a municipal government on the East […]

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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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September 9, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Aquatic Center Celebration (PHOTOS & VIDEO )

Gaithersburg city officials held a community grand reopening celebration for the newly renovated Gaithersburg Aquatic Center on Sept. 4. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. The pool, located at 2 Teachers Way, is now open for year-round lap and recreational swimming, swim lessons and water exercise. Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz was joined at the podium before the […]

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September 1, 2014 | Krista Brick

Clowns, Cymbals but No Commemorative Coins at the Annual Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade

UPDATED, Sept 2, 4 p.m. – The city of Gaithersburg just got in 10,000 commemorative coins that should have arrived  in time for the Annual Labor Day parade held on Monday. According to Michele Potter, director of Parks, Recreation and Culture for the city, the coins did not arrive in time for city leaders to […]

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September 6, 2013 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade Recap (Photos & Video)

The Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade marched down the streets of Olde Towne for the 75th year. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports:   Congratulations to the parade winners.

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