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Community Meeting- Wheaton- Claridge Renovation Project

Montgomery Parks invites the public to participate in a community meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 7 pm, to present the design, phasing and schedule for the renovation of Wheaton-Claridge Local Park, located 11901 Claridge Road, Wheaton, MD 20902. For additional information about the project, or to review a summary of comments and presentation materials, please visit www.parkprojects.org.

Accessibility Improvements at Wheaton Regional Park

Montgomery Parks will be making accessibility improvements at Wheaton Regional Park in the parking area near the Wheaton train station and carousel.  Customer access to the facility and facility hours of operations will not be impacted by the construction.  The improvements will provide better access for those with disabilities, improve vehicular traffic flow and expand the patio area and overall green space.  Construction is expected to be completed by Memorial Day.

ADA Work to Begin at Ayrlawn Local Park

Montgomery Parks will be performing ADA enhancements at Ayrlawn Local Park. Please visit www.ParkProjects.org for more information.

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 starting in April through October 2015. For more details please visit montgomerytrails.org

Olney Manor Skate Park

Olney Manor Skate Park will be a free and unsupervised facility beginning this April. For information about the park please visit www.OlneyManorSkate.com

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 Interim is a status of Montgomery Parks efforts through mid- 2014.   The Final Transition Plan will be submitted on or before 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.

Hillandale Road Closure

Hillandale Road between Little Falls Parkway and Willett Parkway is closed due to the partial collapse of a culvert pipe underneath Hillandale Road.  The road is closed until further notice while the pipe is being replaced.  Montgomery Parks is working with the Montgomery County Department of Transportation to expedite the design, procurement, and installation of a replacement structure and will reopen Hillandale Road when it is safe to do so.  Please check this web page for updates or call 301-495-2525.

Park Improvements Begin at Woodlawn Park

Construction has begun on the Stone Barn and Carriage House at Woodlawn Park, and is expected to last through the spring of 2015.

The grounds around Woodlawn Manor House, gazebo garden, event tent and Underground Railroad Experience Trail will remain open during construction. Visitors are urged to use caution near construction areas. Click here for additional information or call 301-495-2595.

WSSC Construction Ramping Up

WSSC is rehabilitating manholes and sewer lines throughout their collection system.  Construction is underway in Magruder Branch, Sligo Creek, Rock Creek, Seneca Creek, and Long Branch Stream Valleys, and will begin soon in Paint Branch, Watts Branch and Northwest Branch Stream Valleys. 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 will likely continue through 2016. For more information, please visit the WSSC Sewer Repair, Replacement and Rehabilitation Program site or call 301-206-8732.

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Community Corner

Road Closures Impacting Black Hill Regional Park Patrons

Old Baltimore Road between the park entrance & Clarksburg Rd (Rt. 121) will be closing for construction on Monday, April 27 and is expected to continue through May 15th. Black Hill Regional Park will only be accessible by Old Baltimore Rd. from Rt. 355.

Family Archaeology Day

It's a fun filled learning day for the family investigatng archaeology. Family Archaeology Day will be at the Needwood Mansion May 2, 10 am – 3 pm and will feature the following:

  • 19th century Slave Quarters Dig Exhibit
  • Mansion Tours
  • Simulated Archaeology Dig for Children
  • Storytelling, Old-time games, Hands-on Crafts, and Atl-atl tossing
Spring & Summer Festivals & Events in the Parks

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

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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Summer Camps Registration Is Underway at Montgomery Parks.

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. Be sure to check out camps that offer Early Bird Registration discounts! It's easy to find your favorite camps with our new search tool. Click to start your search.

Montgomery Parks Resource Conservation Plan

Did you know that since 2004, Montgomery Parks has reduced electricity use by 33%, natural gas use by 37%, propane use by 46% and water and sewage use by 30%? Montgomery Parks and Montgomery County Planning implemented a comprehensive utilities management program in July 2003 that established projects and programs to more efficiently use energy and water resources.

Review the Fiscal Year 2014 Resource Conservation Plan presented to the Montgomery County Planning Board on January 31, 2013, and learn what programs, projects and savings the Department has implemented and plans to work on.

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!

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