Montgomery Parks

May 28, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Swarmageddon: Local Expert Answers Questions About Cicadas

By now, many residents have likely witnessed swarms of cicadas throughout Montgomery County. The amount of creepy crawlers you’ve seen – and heard – depends on what part of the county you reside. MyMCM reached out to a local bug expert for answers to some basic questions about cicadas. Montgomery Parks Senior Natural Resources Specialist […]

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May 20, 2021 | Staff Writer

New Program Teaches County Residents How to Grow Their Own Food

Montgomery Parks is cosponsoring a new program that will teach residents how to grow their own food. MoCo Grows is a free, three-day gardening education event that provides needed tools for every growing experience level. The event will take place from June 4-6. The program includes eight interactive workshops for beginning and experienced gardeners, demonstrations, […]

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May 13, 2021 | Lew Toulmin, PhD, FRGS

Blog: Josiah and Matthew Henson and The Explorers Club

Last week I described the astounding life of Josiah Henson and the new Montgomery County Parks Museum that has just opened in his honor.  This week I will tell you how I got involved in his story, researched his family and possible links to explorer Matthew Alexander Henson, and how all this relates to the […]

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May 10, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Abiertas las Inscripciones para Programas y Clases de Verano en Montgomery

Las inscripciones ya están abiertas para los programas y clases del Departamento de Recreación del Condado de Montgomery (MCR), Montgomery County Recreation y del Departamento de Parques de Montgomery Montgomery Parks.   Para inscribirse y obtener información de las clases y actividades visite: ActiveMONTGOMERY.org. MCR está aceptando solicitudes para 2021 RecAssist, que brinda a los residentes elegibles del […]

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May 5, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Montgomery Parks Updates Capacity Limits for Athletic Facilities, Summer Camps

Montgomery Parks announced Saturday that they will be increasing the allowed number of visitors at many of their park facilities from 25% to 50% capacity, in accordance with Montgomery County’s recently amended health regulations. “With over 50% of the county’s population having received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, the parks department is increasing […]

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May 4, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Central Maryland is ‘Epicenter’ for ‘The Cicada Summer and Brood X’

Residents can expect to see millions of cicadas emerging sometime this month. They’ve been underground for the past 17 years. The last time this brood of creepy crawlers visited us was 2004. “We are in the epicenter here in central Maryland for the cicada summer and Brood X,” said Montgomery Parks Nature Center Manager Angela […]

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May 3, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

New Mobile Nature Center Makes its Way Throughout the County

Montgomery Parks recently launched a new mobile nature center and science field station. “Nature On Wheels” took to the streets over the weekend to visit various parks throughout the county while engaging with residents in the neighborhoods where they live and play. The mobile nature center had naturalists onboard who shared information about the City […]

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May 3, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Montgomery Parks Highlights Best Trails for National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month. In celebration, Montgomery Parks announced their top picks for the best locations for bike riding across the county. Every Friday at 9 a.m. to Sunday at 6 p.m., a section of Beach Drive, from Connecticut Avenue to Knowles Avenue, and sections of Sligo Creek Parkway, from University Boulevard West to […]

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April 27, 2021 | Rachel Clair

Council to Vote on Proposed Chevy Chase Dog Park

Montgomery Parks will pitch a new dog park in Chevy Chase to the Montgomery County Planning Board on May 6. The dog park is proposed to be a little less than half an acre and located at the center of Norwood Local Park. Amenities will include a fenced area separating large and small dogs, a shade […]

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April 27, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, April 27, In Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, April 27 and it is Babe Ruth Day—a day especially important for Marylanders since the baseball legend was born in Baltimore. Anyway, here are five things worth knowing about in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session: Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9 a.m. Here’s a full look at the agenda of […]

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