July 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Issues Another Hyperthermia Alert for Tuesday

Montgomery County is under a Hyperthermia Alert on Tuesday until 7 p.m. The county also issued the alert yesterday and several days over the past two weeks. “It’s going to be a pre-hydrate, hydrate and re-hydrate type of week,” Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer wrote on Twitter. As of about 11:30 […]

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July 2, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Montgomery County Recreation Will Reopen 10 Pools Monday

Summer swimming is back! Pools operated by Montgomery County Recreation will reopen on July 6. As part of Phase 2 reopening plans, the department’s seven outdoor pools and three indoor centers will be available to pass holders seven days a week, starting Monday. Outdoor facilities will operate from noon to 8 p.m. each day for […]

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May 29, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Pools Stay Closed, Can Reopen During Phase 2 of Recovery Plan

During a news conference Wednesday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced community pools can reopen in Maryland at 25% capacity starting Friday. However, Hogan’s announcement does not apply in Montgomery County. In phase 1 of Montgomery County’s COVID-19 recovery plan, which Marc Elrich announced Thursday, swimming pools (both private and public) are to remain closed. On Friday, […]

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May 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Community Pools in Montgomery County to Stay Closed Memorial Weekend

Montgomery County health officials announced Monday that private and public community pools will remain closed in the county Memorial Day weekend. Health officials say this includes “apartment and condominium complex pools, and private swim clubs.” Traditionally, outdoor pools open to the public Memorial Day weekend, but because of the coronavirus health officials say they are […]

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June 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Lifeguards Demonstrate Water Rescues

During the Cities of Rockville and Gaithersburg’s Water Safety Day at Gaithersburg Water Park, community members learned life-saving water skills. Check out the Gaithersburg lifeguards demonstrate a water rescue for a spinal injury. The lifeguards not only get in the water to rescue the victim but they also remove the victim with a backboard. Also, […]

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May 24, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Pools Open on Memorial Day Weekend for Summer Season

Summer is nearly here and Montgomery County will offer residents a place to cool off. The County’s outdoor pools officially open at noon on Saturday, May 25th. During the pre-season from May 25 to June 14, the outdoor pools will be open on weekends and Memorial Day. The hours are noon to 6 p.m. The […]

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June 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Long Branch Pool Opening Delayed A Second Time

The opening of Long Branch Pool had been delayed a second time due to the need for additional repairs. The pool was initially kept closed so contractors could refinish the watertight white coat layer of the pool and replace lane marker tiles. During this work, contractors found an unusually high number of holes and cracks […]

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May 30, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Image of Lifeguard on duty in swimming pool

Water Safety Days Offer Free Swim Lessons and Safety Tips

Two Water Safety Days will offer free swim lessons, lifeguard demonstrations, and safety tips to promote water safety at the beginning of the pool season.  The first will take place Friday, June 1 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Water Park at Bohrer park in Gaithersburg, and the second will take place Saturday, June 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the […]

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May 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Outdoor Pools Open for the Summer

Heavy rains have delayed outdoor pool repairs, postponing the Long Branch Outdoor Pool opening until June 9. The baby pools at Germantown and Wheaton/Glenmont pools will be closed until June 2. All other outdoor pools in the county will open as planned Saturday, May 26, at noon for the Memorial Day weekend.  Bethesda Outdoor Pool Little […]

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September 1, 2017 | Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer

County Recreation Calendar for September

Search all Montgomery County Department of Recreation events, here. September 2-4: Administrative offices, senior centers and community centers are closed in observance of Labor Day. Some Aquatics Centers are open. September 5: Fall White Oak Barbeque White Oak Senior Center 1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904 240.777.6944 1 – 3 p.m. Enjoy live music […]

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