Montgomery County Parks

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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August 16, 2015 | Staff Writer

Register Online for Fall Recreation Programs With New Website (VIDEO)

This month Montgomery County Recreation and Montgomery Parks is launching a new and improved registration system called ActiveMONTGOMERY. Read Recreation and Parks Improved Registration System article to learn more. Visit ActiveMONTGOMERY website to register for programs and activities.  

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July 14, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Ten Ways to Enjoy Montgomery County’s Parks

The Montgomery County Council and County Executive Isiah Leggett have proclaimed the month of July as Parks and Recreation Month. In fact, this month marks 30 years that park systems around the United States have celebrated Parks and Recreation Month. However, a survey financed by the National Recreation and Park Association in May 2014 indicated […]

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October 9, 2014 | Aline Barros

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Maryland Emancipation Day

The Maryland- National Capital Park and Planning Commission and Heritage Montgomery will host a series of events to honor the 150th anniversary of Maryland Emancipation Day on Nov. 1 and 2 throughout Montgomery County parks. According to, on November 1, 1864,  a new state constitution was adopted, which freed enslaved people living in Maryland. Slaves […]

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April 26, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Carroll Knolls Park Opening Celebration Set for April 26

Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission will unveil its newest park, Carroll Knolls Local Park at a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration at 11 a.m .on Saturday, April 26. Carroll Knolls Local Park, the former site of the Montgomery College of Art and Design, was acquired by Montgomery Parks in 2012 […]

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February 13, 2013 | Staff Writer

The Lightning Round (Video)

Guest host Susan Heltemes engages in a lightning round of discussion of several topics with the “21 This Week” panel. Topics included recognition of Ronald Reagan Day, the SNAP Challenge, and corporate sponsorship of Montgomery County Parks. Panelists Cynthia Rubenstein, Mark Uncapher, and Jerry Cave speak out on these topics. Take a look. The next […]

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