Montgomery Parks

November 18, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

5 Things to Know Today, Nov. 18, In Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Nov. 18, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Montgomery County Council Public Hearing on Redistricting, Expedited Bill 41-21, Elections – Council Districts – Boundaries: From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. virtually. Council Agenda for this public hearing is available here. This meeting will be live streamed on Facebook […]

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November 16, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Regresa la Exhibición del Jardín de Luces en Brookside Gardens en Wheaton

La exhibición Garden of Lights regresará a Brookside Gardens el viernes luego de una pausa de un año, debido a la pandemia Covid-19, según Montgomery Parks. La exhibición, ahora en su 23 ° año, es una tradición de invierno en el condado. Es una experiencia al aire libre donde las familias pueden disfrutar de coloridas […]

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November 16, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

5 Things to Know Today, Nov. 16, In Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Nov. 16 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9 a.m. The meeting starts with a proclamation recognizing World Pancreatic Cancer Day by Councilmember Jawando. Click here to see the agenda in its entirety. At 1:30 the Council will hold […]

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November 15, 2021 | Ceoli Jacoby

Garden of Lights Exhibit Returns Friday

The Garden of Lights exhibit is returning to Brookside Gardens on Friday following a yearlong hiatus related to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Montgomery Parks. The exhibit, now in its 23rd year, is a wintertime tradition in the County. It is an outdoor, walk-through experience where families can enjoy colorful LED light displays depicting flora […]

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November 3, 2021 | Ceoli Jacoby

Maydale Nature Classroom Hosts Community Celebration Saturday

Montgomery Parks invites the community to a celebration of the recently renovated Maydale Nature Classroom on Saturday from 2-5 p.m., according to a Monday press release. The free event will take place rain or shine. It will include a brief speaking program and self-guided tours of the facility. Family-friendly activities provide the fun  — s’mores […]

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October 25, 2021 | Ceoli Jacoby

Park Closures Due to Deer Population Management Program Begin this Week

Starting this week, Montgomery Parks is urging visitors to plan their visits around scheduled closures, according to an August announcement. The reason? Annual deer population management programming — which utilizes “carefully screened, qualified, and licensed recreational hunters”  to maintain the County’s ecological balance. According to the announcement, the deer population in Montgomery County exceeds both […]

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October 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery Parks’ First Dedicated Pickleball Courts Open in Rockville 

Montgomery Parks’ first dedicated pickleball courts are open at Bauer Drive Local Park in Rockville. Residents could play pickleball on tennis courts converted into pickleball courts, but these six courts are permanent and designed specifically for the sport. Pickleball combines games like badminton, tennis and table tennis, Montgomery Parks explains. It’s a cross-generational sport in […]

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October 21, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Pollution in County Streams Leading to ‘Critters in Crisis’

Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and Montgomery Parks teamed up on Oct. 15 at the Maydale Nature Classroom in Colesville to teach children about the county’s “critters in crisis” due to water quality issues. Pollution in county streams and parks is harming the habitats of certain fish, insects and amphibians. “There is a direct […]

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October 19, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

El Condado Volverá a Permitir el Consumo de Alcohol en Algunos Parques Locales

“Picnic en el Parque” pronto regresará a los parques del condado de Montgomery. El director Mike Riley anunció la reanudación. “Me complace decir que vamos a reanudar la asignación de alcohol en el programa Picnic in the Park gracias a una opinión alternativa favorable del fiscal del condado. Daré a conocer detalles específicos sobre los […]

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October 18, 2021 | Collin Riviello

County to Resume Allowing Alcohol in Some Local Parks

“Picnic in the Park” will soon be coming back to Montgomery County Parks. Director Mike Riley announced the resumption. “I am pleased to say that we are going to be resuming the allowance of alcohol in the Picnic in the Park program thanks to a favorable alternate opinion of the county attorney… I will be […]

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