Montgomery Parks

May 25, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

See Photos of Black Bear Spotted in Colesville

A black bear was seen Monday in the Colesville area of Montgomery County. While spotting a black bear in the county is rare, this resident got a close look. Sightings mostly occur in June and July when young, male bears are traveling to find their own homes. They usually don’t stay, and find homes in […]

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May 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Black Bear Spotted in Colesville Area

A black bear was seen in the Colesville area of Montgomery County on Monday, Montgomery Parks said in a statement.  Black bears are rare in our county, according to the Parks website. Sightings mostly occur in June and July when young, male bears are traveling to find their own homes. They usually don’t stay, and […]

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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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May 8, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Montgomery Parks Reopens Various Park Amenities

Montgomery Parks reopened various park amenities Thursday following Gov. Larry Hogan’s updated state order. The following amenities and programs will be reopened to the public: All outdoor tennis courts Campgrounds – located at Little Bennett Regional Park and Cabin John Regional Park The driving range at South Germantown Recreational Park Archery ranges – located at […]

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April 17, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Want to get Away? Come Join us on a Virtual Hike

Want to get away? If you’re looking for something to take your mind off current events, you’ve come to the right place. MyMCMedia’s Adam Wyatt went to the Bucklodge Loop in northwest Montgomery County near Boyds where he shot the following video. Hope you enjoy your virtual hike.

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April 15, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Sections of Beach Drive, Sligo Creek Parkway Will be Closed This Weekend

Montgomery Parks announced some areas of Sligo Creek Parkway, Beach Drive and Little Falls Parkway will be closed this weekend. Sections will close from Friday 9 a.m. to Sunday 6 p.m. The sections will be closed to vehicles but open for pedestrians and cyclists, as part of an effort to allow residents to engage in […]

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April 2, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for April 2 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, April 2 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.Virtual Community Briefing: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will host a virtual community briefing from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. He will be joined by MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and Director of Emergency Management Dr. Earl […]

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April 1, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Tennis, Pickleball Courts Closed in Montgomery County

Starting today, tennis and pickleball courts will not be available for play. Montgomery Parks announced the decision to close tennis and pickleball courts, citing COVID-19 guidelines about social distancing and use of shared equipment. They encourage residents to partake in solo physical activities such as hiking, biking and running in their trails and parks. They […]

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March 29, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Portions of Sligo Creek Parkway Open to Walkers, Bikers-Only Soon

Beginning April 3, portions of Sligo Creek Parkway will be closed to all vehicular traffic. Sligo Creek Parkway from New Hampshire Avenue to Piney Branch Road will be open for non-vehicular traffic from April 3 to April 5. “At a time when residents are eager for more outdoor recreational space and vehicular traffic is lower […]

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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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