Montgomery Parks

January 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Picks Best Hills for Sledding

Montgomery Parks has a list of the best hills for sledding: Avenel Local Park Ayrlawn Local Park Damascus Recreational Park (hillside near tennis court parking lot on Kings Valley Road) Hillmead Neighborhood Park Long Branch-Wayne Local Park (off of University Blvd.) Norwood Local Park Pilgrim Hills Local Park Sligo Creek Golf Course South Germantown Recreational […]

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December 12, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 12 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Dec. 12., Christmas is in 13 days, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Wondering what to do about PSAT scores?: Aaron Golumbfskie, the education director at PrepMatters is answering PSAT questions to help parents and students understand what kind of testing they need to focus on when it comes to […]

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November 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Working to Improve Safety on Trails During Inclement Weather

Officials from Montgomery Parks have announced they are piloting a new program that aims to improve the safety of residents on wood bridges and boardwalks during inclement weather. Wood bridges and boardwalks can become slippery following periods of rain or snow that could create hazardous condition for trail users. Montgomery Parks’ staff announced that are […]

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November 5, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Neal Potter Plaza Opens at Capital Crescent Trail

Montgomery Parks opened the Neal Potter Plaza as a new rest area along the 11-mile Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda on Saturday, Nov. 3. Indeed, the plaza is a dedication to the late Neal Potter, who died in 2008. Good morning from the Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda, #MD! Today, we’re celebrating the opening & dedication […]

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November 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Temporarily Closes Some Trails Due to Rainfall

Montgomery Parks has closed all natural-surface trails and the bike pump track at South Germantown Recreational Park to the public due to excessive rainfall. In a news release, officials stated that, “The recent weather conditions have left trails wet and muddy creating potentially dangerous conditions for trail users and can also adversely affect the integrity […]

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September 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Closes Natural Service Trails Due to Rain

Montgomery County Parks announced the closure of all natural surface trails in local parks Monday. The recent rain has left trails wet and muddy. The trails are not safe according to park officials. The trails are closed until further notice. Montgomery Parks maintains more than 170 miles of natural surface trails in Montgomery County. This is […]

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August 7, 2018 | Michelle Queen

AFI Silver Theatre Presents Documentary Based on Life of Josiah Henson

The Montgomery Parks Foundation and AFI Silver Theatre present two screenings of the documentary film “Josiah” on Aug. 10 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. at AFI Silver Theatre, 8533 Colesville Road in Silver Spring. Tickets to the see the film are $5 and are available on the AFI Silver Theatre website and at the AFI […]

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August 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Aug. 7 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Tuesday, Aug. 7, in Montgomery County: 1. Welcome to the U.S.: The Citizenship Preparation Program is a free program that will help  prepare applicants for U.S. Citizenship for the test interview and exam. The Montgomery College program occurs throughout the year, including at 6 p.m. Here […]

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August 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Aug. 6 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Monday, Aug. 6, in Montgomery County: 1. Municipal Monday: The Gaithersburg Mayor and Council meets starting at 7:30 p.m. One of the items on the agenda is discussion of a proposed pedestrian bridge at Great Seneca Highway and Kentlands Boulevard. 2. The Heat is On: It’s […]

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August 3, 2018 | Phyllis Armstrong

Inaugural Wheelchair Tennis Championship Takes Place in Wheaton Aug. 4-5

The inaugural Medstar NRH Wheelchair Tennis Championships take place August 4-5 at the Wheaton Indoor Tennis Center. The tournament is sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association. First-round matches begin the morning of August 4th with Championship matches starting at noon on Sunday, August 5th. Spectators are welcome to watch the tournament throughout the competition […]

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