Montgomery County Parks

March 29, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Portions of Sligo Creek Parkway Open to Walkers, Bikers-Only Soon

Beginning April 3, portions of Sligo Creek Parkway will be closed to all vehicular traffic. Sligo Creek Parkway from New Hampshire Avenue to Piney Branch Road will be open for non-vehicular traffic from April 3 to April 5. “At a time when residents are eager for more outdoor recreational space and vehicular traffic is lower […]

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March 20, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Takoma Park Restricts Playground Equipment Usage

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency, the City of Takoma Park is taking caution by restricting the usage of playground equipment. A post on the City Manager’s blog said: “Unfortunately, the City of Takoma Park is not able to ensure that the surfaces can be kept sanitized nor keep children from playing closely together […]

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August 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Health Warning at Local Lakes at Rock Creek Regional Park (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Parks officials are warning visitors to avoid direct contact with the water at Lake Frank and Lake Needwood at Rock Creek Regional Park because of elevated levels of a toxic substance. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. You can find out more about this health warning on the Montgomery Parks website, here. Visitors & their […]

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August 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Flooding in Rock Creek Regional Park, Hikers Urged to Use Caution (PHOTOS)

Montgomery Parks officials are warning hikers at Rock Creek Regional Park to use caution because some trails and pedestrian bridges are still flooded following last week’s heavy rains. The banks of Lake Needwood were overflowing with water on Monday afternoon and a couple of park visitors told MyMCMedia they had never seen the lake water […]

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January 11, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Mixed Reaction to New Traffic Pattern at Capital Crescent Trail and Little Falls Parkway (PHOTO)

There’s a new traffic pattern at the intersection of the Capital Crescent Trail and Little Falls Parkway in Bethesda, and reaction to the change has been mixed. The Parkway has been narrowed from two lanes to one in each direction approaching the intersection, and the speed limit has been reduced from 35 mph to 25 […]

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March 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Removing 1,800 Ash Trees to Ensure Park Safety (VIDEO)

The Emerald Ash Borer is a beetle responsible for the destruction of ash trees in 25 states, including Maryland. The beetle feeds on the trees causing them to die within three years. The Montgomery County Parks department has been working to eradicate this beetle from parkland, necessitating the removal of 1,800 Ash trees this year. […]

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February 17, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Audubon Naturalist Society to Host ‘Taking Nature Black’ Event on Saturday

The Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) will celebrate black history month with an event on February 20 at Woodend Nature Sanctuary which is located at 8940 Jones Mill Road in Chevy Chase. The day long event will feature a job fair and breakout sessions on environmental advocacy, cultural competency in the workplace and stewardship practices at […]

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January 24, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Sledding Safety Tips (PHOTO)

Now that the snownstorm has officially passed through, it’s time to hit the hills, but before you do it’s important to keep a few safety tips in mind to avoid a trip to the hospital. According to a news release, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) end up responding to injured sledders, and the […]

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January 24, 2016 | Staff Writer

Best Hills for Sledding in Montgomery County (PHOTO)

As the D.C. metro region hunkers down for what is expected to be the first major snow event of the season, Montgomery Parks has released its list of the best sledding hills for kids and adults to enjoy in Montgomery County. These approved locations for sledding in Montgomery Parks, include: Agricultural History Farm (hill is […]

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September 2, 2015 | Aline Barros

Plan Ahead for Safety When Hiking at Great Falls (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Pete Piringer, Montgomery County Fire Rescue spokesperson, urges people to plan ahead before hiking at the Great Falls Park. “Last couple of weeks we’ve had a few incidents. We know that park is very popular. There’s a lot of people there … but we know that people know before you go […]

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