Montgomery County Department of Recreation

July 6, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Summer Camps Starting July 20 but with Fraction of Participants

The Montgomery County Department of Recreation’s summer camps will begin July 20, but will serve fewer than 10 percent of the children it accepted last summer. Last summer, about 8,000 young people participated in the Department of Recreation camps. This summer, they are planning for 750 campers. The camps will last from three to five […]

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February 12, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 12 in Montgomery County

It is Wednesday, Feb. 12 and it’s the late President Abraham Lincon’s birthday. Make sure you wear a large hat to celebrate. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Conversation with Oldest Living Tuskegee Airman: In honor of Black History Month, Brig. Gen. Charles McGee, the oldest living Tuskegee Airman, is sharing […]

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October 1, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Empleados de MCPS Ahora Tienen Acceso Gratuito a las Instalaciones Recreativas del Condado

Todos los empleados de tiempo completo de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) tienen acceso ilimitado a todas las instalaciones recreativas y acuáticas del condado. El concejal Gabe Albornoz en una conferencia de prensa en el Centro de Recreación Comunitario Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac en Rockville anunció formalmente la medida. Se le […]

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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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August 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Dispose of Unused Medications in Silver Spring Wednesday

Montgomery County police and the Department of Recreation are hosting a Medication Take Back Event on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. People can drop off old and unused prescription drugs at the Mid-County Recreation Center, located at 2004 Queensguard Road in Silver Spring. Need to dispose of expired or unused medication? If so, […]

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December 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know For Dec. 22 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Friday Dec. 22, in Montgomery County: 1. Health Care Exchange: Today is  the last day to enroll in a health or dental plan in Maryland. Get your head in the game! There’s only one day left to enroll in a health or dental plan. You MUST enroll by 11:59pm Friday 12/22 […]

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December 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

MoCo Recreation Department Releases Holiday Event Guide

The Montgomery County Department of Recreation has released its holiday event guide for the month of December.  Events are free unless otherwise noted, according to a news release. For events with an activity number, register online at with the registration number. Dec. 8: Holiday Puppet Show 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday puppet show […]

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November 7, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Game Changer: Program Allows At-Risk Teens to Play Soccer Free (VIDEO)

It may look like just a game, but for students in Montgomery County’s Department of Recreation’s Soccer 4 Change Program, it’s so much more. “We’re family and it helps me a lot with school and my life,” said Wilson, student at Gaithersburg High School. For a second year in a row, the recreation department’s after […]

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September 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Benefit Concert Raises More than $5,000 For Hurricane Victims

Thousands of dollars will be given to hurricane victims in Florida and Texas thanks to youth in the community. Montgomery County’s Department of Recreation held a Rock-n-Relief youth concert Sunday evening at the Strathmore and more than $5,000 was raised, according to a news release. The two-hour event was hosted by 93.9 WKYS radio personality, Angie […]

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May 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

MoCo’s Got Talent Winners Announced (PHOTOS)

After two rounds of auditions over the last several weeks, winners of the fourth annual MoCo’s Got Talent contest were selected during the final round on Sunday evening at the Fillmore in Silver Spring. The contest, coordinated by the Montgomery County Department of Recreation’s Youth Development team, is a way to keep youth healthy, productive […]

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