Parks’ Picks

We’ve had a lot of fun with you during Park and Recreation Month! And, we have loved reading and hearing your park stories so much that we wanted to share some in this week’s Parks’ Picks.

Jennifer and Melissa

One parent stands behind her two children while the other kneels next to her child.

Parents Jennifer (left, standing) and Melissa (right, kneeling) traveled this summer with their children from Ellicot City to ride the train and play at Cabin John Regional Park. 

Jennifer told us, “I like that each park has something unique to offer. Parks give the kids a safe place to play and meet friends from different areas. And, I like the shady playground (at Cabin John Regional Park.)” 

Melissa said, “I like to be adventurous and explore new places. Having the kids outside and respecting nature are important.” 


Glasses, Smile, Plant, Sunglasses, Goggles, Paulette stands with one hand on a tree.

Paulette, a Howard County resident and former Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission employee, told us her park story at Wheaton Regional Park: “People need to get out and enjoy the beauty of parks. A lot of work goes into them.”

Sweet Family

Two adults and two children standing with popsicles.

We met the Sweet Family at Cabin John Regional Park, and their park stories were unanimous: “We love the train!”


Woman stands with hand on hip in front of a building.

Marci told us about a park story from her childhood. “My favorite park memory is going to Wheaton Regional Park, she said, “and riding the carousel when I was younger.”


A parent sits near her two children who are eating popsicles in a park.

Kate from Silver Spring said parks have helped her family a lot recently. “I live near Sligo Creek Trail and hiked and explored it every day this past year. It saved us during quarantine.” 

Thanks for all your park stories and for making Park and Recreation Month an amazing time! 

Montgomery Parks…it’s all here! 


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Last Updated: July 29, 2021