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Montgomery Parks Celebrates Darnestown Heritage Park Opening

by Melissa Chotiner on November 7th, 2012

-Ribbon cutting ceremony to take place Saturday November 10, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.-

 SILVER SPRING, MDThe Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) Montgomery Parks announces the opening of Darnestown Heritage Park—the newest park to its system of 417 parks. The park, situated on a .6 acre parcel along Route 28 celebrates the history of the town through educational panels and a large pergola featuring interpretive sculptures by artist Cheryl Foster, of historic figures. The park features plenty of benches and seating areas as well as plaza space to accommodate community gatherings and lunch outings.

A sculpture of the founder of Darnestown William Darne adorns the grand pergola in the new park.

WHO:   Remarks by:

Darnestown Civic Association leaders Lisa Patterson and Chris Collins

M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks Director Mary Bradford

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett

Montgomery County Councilmember, District 2, Craig Rice

M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks Senior History Advisor Jamie Kuhns


Celebrate the opening of the Darnestown Heritage Park


Saturday, November 10, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


Darnestown Heritage Park
14015 Darnestown Road
Darnestown, MD 20878


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