Montgomery Parks

August 10, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Visible Signs of Harmful Toxin Reported at Lake Needwood; Visitors Urged to Use Caution

Montgomery Parks officials urge residents to be careful when recreating on or near Lake Needwood and Lake Frank located within Rock Creek Regional Park. Park staff say microcystin-producing blue-green algae have been observed on the surface of Lake Needwood. The toxin can be harmful to people and pets. “Signs have been posted around Lake Needwood […]

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July 23, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Capital Crescent Trail Closed for Construction

Montgomery Parks has closed the Capital Crescent Trail (CCT) for the next few weeks to allow for the construction of a raised crosswalk on the trail. The crosswalk will be placed at the Little Falls Parkway crossing in Bethesda. No deadline has been given for the construction’s end, but those who wish to continue using […]

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July 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for July 23 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, July 23, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.Free COVID-19 Testing: The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services is offering free COVID-19 testing for all county residents today at the White Oak Community Recreation Center from 8:00 a.m. to noon. A government ID or a doctor’s order […]

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July 22, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Oportunidad de Empleo en la Semana de la Conservación Latina

Montgomery Parks dio inicio, desde el 18 al 26 de julio, a la Semana de la Conservación Latina, una iniciativa de la Fundación de Acceso Hispano que busca brindar a la comunidad latina oportunidades para disfrutar del aire libre, aprender sobre los esfuerzos de conservación y demostrar su apoyo a la protección de nuestros recursos naturales, […]

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July 14, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

Montgomery Parks Announces Partial Reopening of Two Event Centers

The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek and Rockwood Manor have reopened only for appointments and events with small numbers. Both retreats are open to different events, such as small weddings and receptions, as long as guests book their stay in advance. To make an appointment at either of these event centers, potential attendees must: Use […]

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July 2, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

Montgomery Parks Announces Reopening of Two Indoor Tennis Centers

Pauline Betz Addie Tennis Center and Wheaton Indoor Tennis Center will reopen Monday, July 6 with service restrictions in place. Montgomery County residents are encouraged to reserve time online at one of twelve indoor, climate-controlled tennis courts before visiting. Patrons can visit QUICK RESERVE on the ActiveMontgomery website to reserve court time. To protect the […]

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July 2, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Montgomery Parks Extends Open Parkways for Holiday Weekend

Several open parkways for pedestrians and bicyclists will operate for extended hours during the holiday weekend, the Montgomery County Parks Department announced Tuesday. Portions of Sligo Creek Parkway in Silver Spring, Beach Drive in Kensington, and a 1.3-mile stretch of Little Falls Parkway in Bethesda will be open to pedestrian traffic beginning Thursday, July 2 […]

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June 30, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for June 30 in Montgomery County

It is officially the last day of June. Time sure seems to be flying for our unique summer of 2020. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for June 30. 1. Last Day of MCM’s June Fundraiser: Like many other nonprofit organizations, Montgomery Community Media needs your help during this economic time of […]

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June 29, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Montgomery Parks Begins Gradually Re-Opening Playgrounds Across the County

Montgomery Parks began gradually re-opening playgrounds and other park amenities on Monday. The process of re-opening the county’s 276 playgrounds is expected to take up to two weeks . With the county now in Phase 2 of its reopening plan, Montgomery Parks is also re-opening indoor facilities, including tennis centers and the Wheaton Sports Pavilion. […]

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June 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for June 29 in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, June 29, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Playgrounds Begin Reopening: Montgomery Parks will begin gradually reopening playgrounds today. Parks reminds residents to wear a face covering, stay six feet apart, and clean your hands before and after using playground equipment. Beginning Monday, June 29, we begin […]

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