Montgomery Parks

October 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 23, in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, Oct. 23, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Car-Free Streets: Montgomery Parks is expanding its open streets initiative on weekends amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Sections of Sligo Creek Parkway and Beach Drive will be closed to vehicles and open to pedestrians, bicyclists, and other park users beginning today […]

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October 16, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Haunted Hustle Fun Run Offers Chance to Strut Your Spooky Costume

Halloweeners rejoice! Montgomery Parks is hosting a Haunted Hustle Fun Run at Black Hill Regional Park the morning of Halloween, where you can show off your spooky (or not spooky) costumes. The event is slated to begin at 8 a.m. and run through 12 p.m., Oct. 31. Those interested in attending can run or walk […]

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October 13, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Portions of Sligo Creek Parkway to Close During Tree Cleanup

Montgomery Parks is closing portions of Sligo Creek Parkway as crews begin a two week tree mitigation project, removing approximately 25 hazardous trees along the parkway. Starting Tuesday, Oct. 13, Montgomery Parks staff will close the parkway temporarily between Piney Branch Road and Wayne Ave. This portion of the parkway should re-open by 3 p.m. […]

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October 13, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

County Receives $1.5 million in Grants for Glenmont Forest, Wheaton Hills ‘Green Streets Project’

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, DEP, announced this Monday that they received three grants totaling $1.5 million for the Glenmont Forest and Wheaton Hills “Green Streets Project”. The project aims to improve water quality in local streams and help manage stormwater runoff in the Silver Spring neighborhoods. In addition, the grants will support […]

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October 13, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Montgomery Parks to Host Pumpkin Patch Hike

In an effort to celebrate this Halloween during a challenging time, Montgomery Parks announced that they will host a pumpkin patch hike on Friday, October 30. The hike, which will be located at the Locust Grove Nature Center, will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m to accommodate younger children. The hike travels through […]

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October 12, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Washington Capitals Open New Street Hockey Rink in Kensington

The Washington Capitals have teamed up with Montgomery Parks to open a new street hockey rink at Dewey Local Park as part of the recently completed major renovations. “The Washington Capitals are excited to partner with Montgomery Parks to help include a street hockey (and futsal court) as part of this renovation,” said Peter Robinson, […]

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October 5, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Wheaton Regional Park Upgrade in the Works

Wheaton Regional Park, whose 536 acres include Brookside Gardens, Wheaton Ice Rink, Wheaton Sports Pavilion, a large playground and an extensive trail system, is due for an ungrade so it can best update its master plan and make changes to some of its aging infrastructure and amenities. Residents have about two months to fill out […]

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October 1, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, October 1, in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, October 1 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1.National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease and raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected […]

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September 29, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Third Annual Active Aging Week Goes Virtual

Montgomery County’s Third Annual Active Aging Week takes place Monday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 11. The week is part of an international initiative to promote healthy lifestyles, specifically for those 50 years and older. Many programs and opportunities to participate are available throughout the week. Events are co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of […]

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September 25, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Montgomery Parks Starts Drive-In Movie Nights

In a step towards a return to normalcy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Montgomery Parks is starting drive-in movie nights for families across the county. With Montgomery County in phase two of reopening, movie theaters are still closed, with only outdoor performances or films allowed. As such, this program will allow families to watch a movie […]

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