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NOTICE: Temporary Trail Closure For Tree Work on Capital Crescent Trail

Tree work is requiring portions of the Capital Crescent Trail to be temporarily closed daily. Trail users should use caution around work areas and use alternate routes.

  • Tuesday, August 4, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., the trail will be closed between Bradley Boulevard and Little Falls Parkway. Trail users can use Bradley Boulevard and Arlington Road as a detour.
  • Wednesday, August 5, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., the trail will be closed between Little Falls Parkway and Dorset Avenue. The detour will take trail users over Little Falls Parkway at Dorset Avenue, onto Little Falls Trail to head north on Hillandale Road, cross Hillandale and use the road adjacent to the Bethesda Pool to reenter the trail.
Brookside Gardens Parking

Parking at Brookside Gardens for the Wings of Fancy Exhibit and general garden access may be limited, due to ongoing construction. Visit parking alternatives and the Garden Gateway project for more information.

Playground Renovations at Johnson's Local Park

Johnson's Local Park will be closed through September 2015 as part of the Playground Renovation Program.  For more information on the playground renovation project and other parks scheduled, click here.

Park Improvements To Begin at Indian Spring Terrace Local Park

Renovations to portions of Indian Spring Terrace Local Park will take place through August 2015. Visitors are urged to use caution near construction areas. Contact MontgomeryParks.org for further information.

WSSC Construction Projects in Parks

WSSC has a number of projects taking place in parks, including Magruder Branch, Sligo Creek, Rock Creek, Seneca Creek, and Long Branch Stream Valleys. Portions of the Paint Branch Trail between East Randolph and Fairland Roads have restricted access however detours are available.

Temporary access roads and sewer bypass pipes have been constructed, and trails will be accessible to park patrons. Please use caution around construction sites.  Work is expected to continue through 2016. For more information, please visit the WSSC Sewer Repair, Replacement and Rehabilitation Program site or call 301-206-8732.

NEW: Improvements Scheduled For Good Hope Local Park

Storm water management and improvements at Good Hope Local Park are scheduled through August 2015. Ball fields and trails will remain open and accessible during work. For more info, click here.

Western Piedmont Trail Closure

A portion of the Western Piedmont Trail in Little Bennett Regional Park is closed for construction below Hyattstown Mill where the trail crosses Little Bennett Creek, while a new bridge is being installed. Construction is expected to last up to a year. For more information on park trails, visit MontgomeryTrails.org

Accessibility Improvements in Parks

Pleasant View Local Park: Improvements to trails, sidewalks and the ballfield will take place through August 2015.

Potomac Community Neighborhood Park: Improvements to the tennis courts, basketball courts and playground will take place through August 2015. Park access may be temporarily affected by construction.

For more information please visit Accessibility Information for Montgomery Parks.

Paint Branch Trail Closure

Portions of the Paint Branch Trail located in Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Park between Jackson Road and the Billington Road Trail Connector will be closed through October 2015. For more details, please visit MontgomeryTrails.org

Update: Park Improvements Begin at Woodlawn Park Visitor Center

Rehabilitation on the Stone Barn and Carriage House for the Woodlawn Park Visitor Center is expected to continue through August 2015. The grounds at Woodlawn Manor House, including the gazebo garden, event tent and Underground Railroad Experience Trail will remain open during construction. Visitors are urged to use caution around construction areas. Click here for additional information.

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Community Corner

Brookside Gardens Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit is Back!

Families, students, nature lovers, and everyone in between can get an up close look of these brilliant butterflies from North America, Costa Rica, Africa and Asia as they soar among colorful flowers. Learn more about the return of Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit at Brookside Gardens.

Celebrating Park & Recreation Month

Parks have Environmental, Health, Safety and Community power. Watch this video on "The Power of Parks" to see how parks strengthen communities, transform lives and protect the future. Visit NRPA.org for more information.

Summer Festivals & Events in Parks

There’s always something fun, interesting, and affordable going on in Montgomery Parks!  Find a complete list of festivals and events at www.MontgomeryParks.org/Festivals

View Montgomery Parks Guides Online

Click here to see all the various programs, classes and events Montgomery Parks has to offer to you and your family from your computer or mobile phone via our Montgomery Parks eGuides.

Learn Why Trees Matter

Arboriculture's new microsite provides a wealth of information on services, resources, education and more. Visit MontgomeryParks.org/Trees today!

Register Today for a Montgomery Parks Summer Camp!

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Montgomery Parks offers fun-filled half- and whole-day summer camps throughout June, July and most of August. Camps are open to all children in Montgomery County, Frederick County, Howard County, Prince George's and beyond. It's easy to find your favorite camps with our new search tool. Click to start your search.

Rent a Park Activity Building

Are you planning a birthday party, reunion, or other event? We have just the location for you! Park Activity Buildings are conveniently located throughout Montgomery Parks, and include kitchen facilities and the interior space to handle events ranging in size from 40 to 180 people. Find photos and floor plans, check availability and reserve your Park Activity Building online now!

Montgomery Parks ADA Enhancements

Montgomery Parks has completed an Interim Transition Plan to bring the park system into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The plan includes an overview of the park system, identifies barriers to accessibility, and outlines a long-term strategy to remove those barriers.  The final transition plan is expected to be submitted by August 2016.

Download 2014 Interim Self Evaluation and Transition Plan.  Visit Accessibility Information for Montgomery Parks for updated information and to provide your comments regarding the plan.

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