wheaton regional park

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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April 22, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Montgomery Parks Receives $1.6 Million from State to Improve Parks

Montgomery Parks, which is a part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, received $1.63 million in bond bill funding from the state to pay for trail and bridge projects, playground replacements and Americans with Disabilities enhancements. “I am thrilled that our state legislators successfully secured millions in state aid for critical park projects,” […]

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April 19, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Montgomery Parks to Host Fun Run at Wheaton Regional to Celebrate Earth Month

In celebration of Earth Month, Montgomery Parks will be hosting the “Restore Our Earth Fun Run and Walk” at Wheaton Regional Park on Saturday, Apr. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. According to Montgomery Parks, “Restore Our Earth is the Worldwide Earth Day Network theme to alert citizens worldwide to the damaging effects of […]

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April 5, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Brookside Gardens Ranks on Yelp’s Top 25 Gardens in North America

Brookside Gardens in Wheaton made Yelp’s “Top 25 gardens in North America,” their all-time list of the top botanical gardens across the United States and Canada. Brookside Gardens is an award-winning public display garden popular among Montgomery County residents for its luscious landscape. The gardens have become a local favorite destination for enjoying nature and […]

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November 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Outdoor Exercise Equipment Now Available at Wheaton Regional Park

Montgomery County Parks Department announced on Twitter that Wheaton Regional Park has new outdoor gym equipment. “The 1,800 square-foot station features seven pieces of equipment and an accessible walkway to the bathrooms, parking lot, playground, and Pine Lake Trail,” Montgomery Parks tweeted. In light of the coronavirus, Montgomery Park requires people to wear masks and […]

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November 17, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Participe en el Plan Maestro del Parque Regional de Wheaton

Montgomery Parks, parte de la Comisión de la Planificación de Parques de la Capital Maryland-Nacional (M-NPCC), está actualizando el plan maestro del Parque Regional Wheaton y está pidiendo a la comunidad que compartan sus ideas. El parque, tiene 536 acres, se estableció en la década de los 60, cuando el condado era muy diferente a […]

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October 16, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Montgomery County’s First Regional Park Turns 60

2020 marks 60 years since the Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Montgomery County, broke ground on Wheaton Regional Park, the county’s first regional park, The M-NCPPC, alongside the Montgomery County Council, officially established the park in 1960, with a grand opening in May of 1961. The park was developed from land already owned […]

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October 16, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Silver Spring Man Sentenced in Two MS-13 Involved Killings

A Silver Spring man was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for two murders in which the victims were beheaded, dismembered and buried in shallow graves, the Department of Justice announced Oct. 15. According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Maryland, Albaro Rosa Moreno, 24, is a member of […]

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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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September 8, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Bebidas Alcohólicas Ahora son Permitidas en ‘Picnic en el Parque’

En un esfuerzo por apoyar a los restaurantes locales, Montgomery Parks permitirá que se consuma alcohol a partir del 17 de septiembre, pero solo en nueve de sus parques. El programa “Picnic in the Park”, que comenzó el 7 de agosto, designó parques en todo el condado donde las personas pueden ordenar comida de una […]

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