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Spirit to Serve Day Brings Hundreds of Marriott Employees to Montgomery Parks

May 25, 2017

Spirit to Serve Day Brings Hundreds of Marriott Employees to Montgomery Parks

Spirit to Serve volunteers took on a variety of tasks in Montgomery Parks including building a new trail in Rock Creek Park, protecting new trees in Chevy Chase, planting projects at Brookside Gardens, invasive plant removal at Black Hill Regional Park, and a park clean-up at Long Branch Recreation Center.

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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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Montgomery Parks Celebrates Black History Month

January 31, 2017

Montgomery Parks Celebrates Black History Month

Montgomery Parks will celebrate Black History Month during the last weekend in February with free, educational events that highlight the stories, struggles, and successes of African Americans.

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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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Lights, Camera, Skate! Wheaton’s Popular Theatre On Ice Sets The Stage

January 17, 2017

Lights, Camera, Skate! Wheaton’s Popular Theatre On Ice Sets The Stage

The growing popularity of Theatre on Ice has hit Montgomery Parks. For an enthusiastic group of skaters, aged as young as 5 to those in their 60s, the Wheaton Ice Theatre Team combines a love for the ice and a love for theater. And, all skating abilities are welcome!

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