Montgomery Parks is calling your number to join our Virtual Winter Bingo game! Check out the January Bingo Card filled with 24 fun winter activities that you and your family can do in our parks!
Get BINGO by completing activities on five squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Be sure to take pictures of you or your family doing the activities as you collect BINGO, then enter our drawing for an exciting prize! Three winners will each receive a $50 credit on your Active Montgomery account that can be used for Montgomery Parks’ rentals or programs! To enter the drawing, follow the rules below and submit the entry form on this page.
Use the hashtag #MoCoWinterBingo to show off your Bingo skills online. Check out the list of January activities by downloading the January Bingo Card here.
Rules for January Winter Bingo Drawing:
- Must be 18 years or older to enter.
- M-NCPPC employees and event sponsors are not eligible to win.
- One entry per person – multiple people per family may enter.
- Entries must include your name, email address, and phone number, and must be submitted by Sunday, January 31, 2021, 11:59 pm EST.
- Three winners will be selected at random on Monday, February 1, 2021.
- To claim the prize, you must have an Active Montgomery account which can be set up here.
- Winners will be contacted by 5 pm EST on Friday, February 5, 2021, via email and or phone number, and given instructions of how to claim the prize.
- If you do not respond within 3 days (72 hours) of being contacted via phone and/or email, you will forfeit your prize.
- Photos with copyrights, text, or watermarks will not be accepted. Photos must be your original work.
- Please make sure your image file is in either JPEG/PNG/PDF format.
- Submitting photos means you are agreeing to all contest rules and regulations, and that the photos submitted are your original work.
- Montgomery Parks is not responsible for lost or misdirected entries or any connection issues when submitting photos.
- Photos must be clear and with the highest possible resolution.
- Submissions must include a photo of each completed activity.
- No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
- To request a bingo card by mail or for more information, please contact John Tuchowski, email@example.com.
January Bingo Activities:
- Meadowside Nature Center is home to some beautiful birds of prey. Check out the raptors on your next visit.
- A sunrise or sunset at Black Hill Regional is not to be missed. Enjoy the view over Little Seneca Lake from the overlook at Black Hill Nature Center.
- Acorn Urban Park is home to the original Silver Spring, the city’s namesake. Take a seat in the Acorn gazebo while you’re there!
- Find out what gives Meadowbrook Local Park a festive, red and white striped nickname.
- Neal Potter had a large impact on Montgomery County, including serving 20 years as county executive, and numerous conservation and naturalist endeavors. Check out the Neal Potter Plaza at the entrance to the Capital Crescent Trail to learn more.
- Where can you have unleashed fun without being tied up? A dog park, of course! Check out our canine friends at Ellsworth Urban Dog Park.
- Grant Wood’s “American Gothic” shows a father standing by his daughter in front of the family barn. Show us your “American Gothic” pose in front of the barn at Agricultural History Farm Park.
- Do a little dance when you find a sign in our parks with the letter “D” in it! Strike a pose with the sign.
- Our beautiful tree logo can be found in many parts of our parks. Show us where you spot it!
- Fashion is everywhere, even in our parks. Snap a picture of you wearing your face mask while staying active in a park.
- Montgomery Parks’ trail system is a beautiful way to explore the county. Take a picture with a trailhead marker on your next hike.
- Tell your friends about how fun it is to play Winter Bingo! Tag a social media post with #MoCoWinterBingo. Screenshot your post for this square!
- Plogging is a fun way to say that you’re picking up litter while you jog or walk. Plogging started in 2016 in Sweden and has expanded across the globe. Keep this global trend going in your parks. Thanks for helping us keep our parks clean!
- Lake Needwood in Rock Creek Regional Park was created by damming a section of Rock Creek to prevent soil erosion and flooding. Take a picture the dam from the boating area or the Westfield Trail.
- Maydale Conservation Park is a beautiful park with many trails. Check out the deck and gazebo at the Maydale Nature Classroom to get a new perspective on the park.
- We share our parks with many animals that leave evidence of their visits in the form of pawprints and footprints. Snap a picture of a print you find in a park.
- Evergreen trees got their name because their foliage stays green year-round. Take a picture of an evergreen tree you find in a park.
- Explore the trails of Blockhouse Point Conservation Park, and find ruins dating back to the Civil War.
- We have bridges all over our parks to help you get from one side to the other! Take a picture on a bridge found in a park.
- Have you seen the silver vine sculptures at Takoma-Piney Branch Local Park, or the rock garden sculptures at Germantown Town Center Urban Park? Show us your favorite sculpture found in one of our parks.
- We can settle this on the court! Snap a selfie on one of our basketball or tennis courts!
- Show us the biggest rock you’ve found in our parks. Can you climb on it, or does it fit in your hand?
- Dewey Local Park was renovated in 2020 with awesome new park features, including a colorful mural! Take a picture with the new mural at Dewey Local Park.
- The HeartSmart Trails make it easy to take the first step toward a healthier lifestyle! These trails are generally one-mile in length or less and follow a hard surface, level path. Show us you are HeartSmart on one of the four trails.