Montgomery Parks and Planning

June 16, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Montgomery Parks to Hold Community Meeting on Renovation of Hillwood Manor Park

Montgomery Parks will hold a virtual community meeting to discuss the renovation of Takoma Park’s Hillwood Manor Neighborhood Park. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 23, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The project comes as a result of the Playground Renovation Program. Within the program, six playgrounds are updated each year. According […]

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May 13, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery Recreation, Parks Cancel Scheduled Summer Camps

The Montgomery County Recreation Department and the Parks Department announced in separate statements Wednesday all of its summer camps are canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Refunds are being processed to anyone who has registered. According to Carmen Berrios Martinez, a spokesperson for the Recreation Department, about 6,500 people had registered for 2020 summer recreation […]

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March 27, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Parks: ‘Use of Playgrounds in our Parks is Prohibited’

Montgomery Parks announced Friday that use of the playgrounds is prohibited. Apparently, visitors to some of the playgrounds have ignored the posted signs about the potential danger of using the playgrounds. Montgomery Parks will use fending to close off some of the playgrounds. Use of playgrounds in our parks is prohibited. Some playgrounds will be […]

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March 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Parks and Trails Still Open to Public During Outbreak

Montgomery Parks’ outdoor parks and trails are still open for public use during the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.  We know you love our urban trails. To reduce trail traffic and help practice social distancing, consider exploring other trails, like Blockhouse Point Conservation Park and Little Bennett Regional Park. Check out these and other trails on […]

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February 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Where Should Montgomery County’s Next Dog Park Be Located?

Montgomery Parks is looking for feedback from the community to help them determine the next dog park location. The feedback will be used in their Dog Parks Site Suitability (DPSS) Study. This study will not only be used “as a reference tool” for future dog parks but, according to Montgomery Parks, it “may also help identify […]

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January 29, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 29 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know Tuesday, Jan. 29, in Montgomery County. 1. Schools Open on Time: Montgomery County Public Schools cancel all field trips and plan to make a decision about early dismissal by 10 a.m. today. 2. County Council Session: Montgomery County Council is meeting today at 9:30 a.m. Check out the agenda. 3. Young […]

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May 7, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Wheaton Residents Discuss Future Development Plans (PHOTOS)

Over 50 Wheaton residents came out for a walking tour on Saturday to discuss future development plans of the area. The Wheaton Walking Tour was hosted by the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee (WUDAC) and the Coalition for Smarter Growth. A new redevelopment plan for downtown Wheaton would include construction of a new Montgomery Parks […]

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March 25, 2014 | Staff Writer

photo of interior of National Park Seminary Ballroom

Planning Department Honored for Historic Preservation

The Montgomery County Planning Department will be recognized at the annual Montgomery Preservation Inc. Historic Preservation Awards program on March 28. Historic Planner Clare Lise Kelly is set to receive the Montgomery Prize, the highest honor awarded by Montgomery Preservation. Montgomery Preservation Inc. will also recognize the Montgomery Modern Initiative, a documentation and educational program […]

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