Parks

October 26, 2021 | Travis Chase

13 County Park Locations Granted Alcohol Permits

Montgomery County residents can toast the reintroduction of the Picnic in the Park program. It will be reinstated to allow the consumption of alcohol at 13 parks throughout the county. Alcohol consumption will be permitted in the following parks: -Carroll Knolls Local Park -Acorn Urban Park -Ellsworth Urban Park -Elm Street Urban Park -Flower Avenue […]

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June 17, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Government Closed Friday to Observe Juneteenth Holiday

Montgomery County announced their offices will be closed Friday, June 18 in observance of the new federal holiday, Juneteenth. Thursday, President Biden signed into law Juneteenth as a national holiday to celebrate the end of slavery in the United States, which took place on June 19, 1865 in Texas. County Executive Marc Elrich said, “I […]

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March 8, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

County Highlights Local Parks for Women’s History Month

Montgomery Parks is highlighting five parks across the county to honor Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day on March 8. Each of the parks are named after local female leaders, scientists, farmers and educators. The five parks include Caroline Freeland Urban Park in Bethesda, Edith Throckmorton Neighborhood Park in Kensington, Lois Y. Green Conservation […]

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January 12, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Moves to Eliminate Street Names Honoring Confederates, Slaveowners

Montgomery County is moving to rename Jeb Stuart Court, Jeb Stuart Road and Jubal Early Court in Potomac and then continue to research and rename other streets and places with the goal of eliminating all street and place names connected to a Confederate or slaveowner The Montgomery County Planning Commission has been researching these street […]

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November 24, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

What’s Open, What’s Not on Thanksgiving Weekend in Montgomery County

Here is what is open and closed on Thanksgiving weekend. County offices – closed. State offices and courts – closed. Libraries – closed. Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) – closed. Recreation – all facilities closed. No programs held. Ride On/On extRa / Flash – operate on a Sunday schedule. Metrorail and Metrobus MARC Train and Commuter […]

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November 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Despite Concerns, Alcohol Allowance in Parks Has Led to No Negative Incidents

There have been no issues with Montgomery County’s initiative allowing alcohol in certain parts of nine parks, according to the county parks director. “We got quite a bit of public and media attention when we decided to allow alcohol in these areas. I’m very pleased to report despite a lot of concerns, we have had […]

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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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September 18, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Tras Larga Discusión se Permite el Consumo de Alcohol en Algunos Parques

La Junta de Planificación del Condado de Montgomery votó 4-1 para permitir el consumo de alcohol en partes designadas de nueve parques El cambio entra en vigencia el jueves 24 de septiembre y finaliza el 31 de mayo de 2021. Los residentes pueden consumir bebidas alcohólicas, desde las 11 am hasta el anochecer, en algunas […]

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September 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

After Much Discussion and Despite Some Concerns, Planning Board Allows Alcohol at Some Parks

The Montgomery County Planning Board voted 4-1 Thursday to allow alcohol in designated parts of nine parks.  The change goes into effect Thursday, Sept. 24 and ends May 31, 2021. Residents can drink from 11 a.m. to dusk in some areas at the following parks: Jesup Blair Local Park,  Acorn Urban Park, Germantown Town Center […]

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June 10, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Montgomery County Parks Host ‘Hope In Art’ Event to Uplift Community

Montgomery Parks has launched its newest pop-up event called “Hope in Art.” The event was created as a way to spread positive messages throughout the community during the hard times being presently faced. In order to participate, residents should submit their work to the Department’s website here. According to guidelines posted to the Parks’ website, […]

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