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Montgomery Parks’ Family Archaeology Day

May 16, 2017

Montgomery Parks’ Family Archaeology Day

Montgomery Parks’ Archaeology hosted our annual Family Archaeology Day in early May. Learn more about our great Archaeology team and programs with a recap of a fun day at Needwood Mansion.

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Parks on Bikes: Coming to a Trail Near You

May 9, 2017

Parks on Bikes: Coming to a Trail Near You

During a stroll along a park trail in the County, you may notice a team of bike riders wearing bright yellow and green jerseys. They are Montgomery Parks employees putting a unique spin on customer service, thanks to our Parks on Bikes Program.

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Author Florence Williams Will Discuss the Healing Powers of Nearby Natural Settings at the Planning Department on May 22

May 3, 2017

Author Florence Williams Will Discuss the Healing Powers of Nearby Natural Settings at the Planning Department on May 22

The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is partnering with Brookside Gardens in Wheaton to present a lecture by Washington, DC-based writer Florence Williams, author of The Nature Fix.

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Autism Awareness Glow Walk Fun Run

April 26, 2017

Autism Awareness Glow Walk Fun Run

April is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month. Montgomery Parks invites families to celebrate National Autism Awareness Month by participating in its Glow Walk & Fun Run at Wheaton Regional Park on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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Take a Walk Through History: Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park

March 30, 2017

Take a Walk Through History: Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park

Nestled in Montgomery County is a historic treasure – Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park. With newly installed Woodlawn Museum exhibits located in the historic Stone Barn and Carriage House, the park provides historical interpretations of Woodlawn Manor, its outbuildings, and the popular Underground Railroad Experience Trail.

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Celebrate Earth Month in Montgomery Parks

March 27, 2017

Celebrate Earth Month in Montgomery Parks

Montgomery Parks is celebrating Earth Month with a wide variety of fun, family-friendly activities. From cleanups to tree plantings and scavenger hunts, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.

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Woodlawn Museum Hosting Hidden Treasures Appraisals

March 2, 2017

Woodlawn Museum Hosting Hidden Treasures Appraisals

Montgomery Parks is hosting a free appraisal event at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park’s Woodlawn Museum in Sandy Spring. The Hidden Treasures Appraisals event will take place on March 25 and 26 inside the historic Woodlawn Manor house.

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New Deal-Era Cabin in Kensington to be Revitalized with Support from The Cupid Foundation Inc.

February 23, 2017

New Deal-Era Cabin in Kensington to be Revitalized with Support from The Cupid Foundation Inc.

A donation of $150,000 from the Cupid Foundation will assist with the rehabilitation of the historic Kensington Cabin. The log cabin – initiated under the New Deal – will both retain its Kensington Cabin name and be dedicated as the Mayor Jayne H. Plank Kensington Cabin.

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A Valentine’s Day Wedding at Montgomery Parks

February 14, 2017

A Valentine’s Day Wedding at Montgomery Parks

It was no ordinary Valentine’s Day for Diana and Alex. At sunrise, the happy couple said their “I Dos” at Brookside Gardens. In the brisk, still morning on Gude Island, excitement and laughter echoed across the frosty water as about 30 family members and close friends warmed the Japanese Tea House Pavilion.

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MLK National Day of Service Draws Hundreds of Volunteers to Montgomery Parks

January 26, 2017

MLK National Day of Service Draws Hundreds of Volunteers to Montgomery Parks

From January 14-16, hundreds of volunteers participated in park and stream cleanups and Weed Warrior events around the county as part of the annual MLK National Day of Service. During MLK weekend, 480 volunteers took part in park and stream cleanups at 11 sites throughout the park system and removed nearly 20,000 pounds of litter, about 1/3 of which was recycled.

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