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Meet the Dairy Queen of Montgomery County

September 14, 2017

Meet the Dairy Queen of Montgomery County

The King Dairy Barn MOOseum, located in South Germantown, is committed to keeping the history of the dairy cow alive. With a collection of antique farm equipment and life-size replica cows, the museum shares the story of the cows’ importance in local history.

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Montgomery County Department of Parks and Planning Transform Silver Spring Parking Spaces into Parklet for PARK(ing) Day on September 15, 2017

September 13, 2017

Montgomery County Department of Parks and Planning Transform Silver Spring Parking Spaces into Parklet for PARK(ing) Day on September 15, 2017

Stop by the parklet for some fun, games and to learn more about happenings and events for Montgomery Parks and Montgomery County Planning Department.

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Bike Share Program Launches in Montgomery Parks

August 24, 2017

Bike Share Program Launches in Montgomery Parks

Montgomery Parks has teamed up with Zagster, Inc. to bring a bike share program to the Parks. The program, which launched in Black Hill Regional Park and Wheaton Regional Park, connects visitors with trails, amenities and nature.

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A Small Farm Fulfilling a Big Mission

July 17, 2017

A Small Farm Fulfilling a Big Mission

Red Wiggler Community Farm, a Montgomery Parks Partner, is a certified organic farm situated on 12 acres of land within Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park. Founded in 1996 by Woody Woodroof, Red Wiggler is an inspiring place where people with and without developmental disabilities come together to work, learn, and grow.

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Poison Ivy in Montgomery Parks

July 17, 2017

Poison Ivy in Montgomery Parks

Montgomery Parks asks the public to be on the lookout for poison ivy in the parks! Learn more at a free educational session on July 27, 10 a.m. at Meadowside Nature Center in Rockville.

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Pop Up in Montgomery Parks: An Outdoor Experience for Everyone

July 5, 2017

Pop Up in Montgomery Parks: An Outdoor Experience for Everyone

More people are getting out into parks, thanks to Pop Up Parks – part of an ongoing initiative to activate urban parks. With a full schedule of fun, outdoor activities, there are plenty of opportunities to discover or rediscover a local park.

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Explore & Stay At Little Bennett Campground

June 27, 2017

Explore & Stay At Little Bennett Campground

Tired of the chaos of modern day life? Enjoy a weekend getaway or vacation camping at Little Bennett Campground in Clarksburg. Offering 91 campsites for Tent camping, RVs, and Yurts, LBC has reservations available now!

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Celebrating Big Milestones for Two New Facilities

June 15, 2017

Celebrating Big Milestones for Two New Facilities

M-NCPPC recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a ground-breaking ceremony for two large-scale building projects. Both are part of Montgomery County’s Smart Growth Initiative, which provides critically-needed public facilities by leveraging County-owned land.

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Kids Fishing Day: Get In on the Fishy Fun

June 2, 2017

Kids Fishing Day: Get In on the Fishy Fun

Join the fun at Daddy & Me Fishing on Sunday, June 18 or Kids Fishing Day on June 24 at Black Hill Boats at Little Seneca Lake. Create memories and catch a few fishy tales of your own!

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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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