MoCo Recreation

March 24, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Eight County Recreation Centers Resume In-Person Activities

It’s been a challenging year to stay fit, but hope is on the horizon as Montgomery County Department of Recreation is gradually reopening its community centers. So far, eight of the county’s 21 community centers have reopened: Bauer Drive Recreation Center in Rockville, Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac Community Recreation Center, Plum Gar Recreation Center […]

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August 19, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Recreation’s COVID Corps Creating Jobs for Young People

Montgomery County Department of Recreation has hired more than 100 young people, ages 16 to 23, for its COVID Corps summer job program. The COVID Corps is deployed throughout the county to help with coronavirus testing, food security initiatives, community outreach, tech mentoring, operational recovery, special projects, and more. COVID Corps members are $14 an […]

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July 1, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for July 1 in Montgomery County

July is here! Yes, we’re serious, even though it is International Joke Day. 1. Minimum Wage Increase: The minimum wage in Montgomery County increases today to $14 for large employers, $13.25 for mid-sized employers and $13 for small employers. Please see updated minimum wage graphic. The minimum wage will rise in the County on July […]

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June 30, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Montgomery County Recreation Hosting Virtual Ballet Class For Adults

Beginning Thursday, July 9, Montgomery County Recreation will host a five week virtual ballet class for adults.  During the program, participants will practice improving their posture and flexibility. According to the Active Montgomery website, “Students will focus on developing a basic understanding of the foundations of ballet with exercises at the barre, in the center […]

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May 28, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for May 28 in Montgomery County

It is Thursday, May 28, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.Virtual Rec Room: Montgomery County Recreation has a virtual rec room available that includes activities you can do from home. Click here for more details. Have you heard? @MoCoRec has launched a virtual Rec Room. Find activities you can do from […]

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May 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Recreation Facilities Remain Closed Until Further Notice

Montgomery County Recreation facilities will remain closed until further notice. The news comes after Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday some outdoor activities will resume Thursday morning. Hogan’s executive order includes the reopening of state beaches, parks, and playgrounds at the discretion of local governments. Although residents are allowed to utilize certain outdoor areas surrounding county […]

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April 1, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Meal Packs Offered For Seniors at Grab-and-Go Sites

Seniors in Montgomery County can get frozen meal packs at “grab and go” locations and through delivery.  The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Montgomery County Recreation (MCR) and Jewish Council for the Aging started offering the meal packs on March 18, according to a statement from the county. The service is […]

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September 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Employees Now Have Free Access to County Recreation Facilities

All full-time Montgomery County Public Schools employees officially have free and unlimited access to all county recreation and aquatics facilities. Councilmember Gabe Albornoz will hold a press conference Saturday morning at the Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac Community Recreation Center in Rockville to make the announcement formally. He’ll be joined by Recreation Director Robin Riley, […]

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April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MLK Indoor Pool Will Be Closed For the Summer

Martin Luther King Jr. Indoor Pool in Silver Spring will close for mechanical work on May 20. During the closure, the pool filters will be upgraded in the facilities. According to a press release from the county, MLK Indoor will “reopen in early September.” Robin Riley, the director for Montgomery County Recreation, released a statement […]

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December 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Dec. 11 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Monday, Dec. 11, in Montgomery County: 1. Flags at Half-Staff: Governor Hogan has ordered that Maryland flags be lowered to half-staff to honor Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Sander Cohen, who died in the line of duty on Dec. 8. 2. Media Brief:  Montgomery County Council President, Hans Riemer, will hold his […]

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