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May 13 16

Montgomery Parks Announces There Will be No Parking Available at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park on May 15 Due to Large Event

by Melissa Chotiner

SILVER SPRING, MDMontgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is informing the public that there will be no parking at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park on Sunday, May 15, due to a large hike taking place on the Underground Railroad Experience Trail at the park.  Other visitors are welcome to visit Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park on May 15th but will need to enter the park on foot. No parking will be allowed on Ednor or Norwood Roads. The free Underground Railroad Experience Hike taking place on May 15th is sold out. Those registered will need to provide a ticket (on their smart phone or printed out) to attend. Parking for registered attendees will be available at James Hubert Blake High School (300 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, Maryland) where a shuttle will be provided for participants to access the park.

 

Self-guided hikes are offered year-round from dawn to dusk on the Underground Railroad Experience Trail, located at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park. The hikes commemorate the involvement of Montgomery County residents in the Underground Railroad and celebrate the Quaker heritage and traditions of Sandy Spring, MD. Montgomery Parks encourages people to visit Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park on another day for a hike on the Underground Railroad Experience Trail. For more information, visit www.HistoryInTheParks.org.

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About The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Montgomery Parks
Montgomery Parks manages more than 36,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 417 parks. Montgomery Parks is a department of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. The M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems. www.montgomeryparks.org.

 

May 9 16

Montgomery Parks Happenings and Operating Schedule for 2016 Memorial Day Weekend

by Melissa Chotiner

SILVER SPRING, MD – Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer, is a great time to explore and enjoy the many activities offered by Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. There’s something for everyone!

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Check out Montgomery Park’s full calendar for all park activities and make a whole holiday weekend out of it! All Montgomery Park facilities, parks and programs will follow standard operating hours with the following exceptions:

  • Cabin John Ice Rink, Wheaton Ice Arena and Wheaton Sports Pavilion will be closed May 28th, May 29th and May 30th.
  • Pauline Betz Addie and Wheaton Indoor Tennis Centers will be closed on Monday, May 30th.
  • Montgomery Parks permits office will be closed on Monday, May 30th.

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About The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Montgomery Parks
Montgomery Parks manages more than 36,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 417 parks. Montgomery Parks is a department of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. The M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems. www.montgomeryparks.org.

Apr 26 16

Montgomery Parks Announces 2016 Spring Festivals

by Melissa Chotiner

SILVER SPRING, MD—The warm weather is here and Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission has a series of special events and programs planned this spring in the parks and at park facilities for people of all ages and spanning various interests. A sampling of festivals is listed below. A complete list of all programs and events is available at www.MontgomeryParks.org/guide and more information about the festivals is available at www.MontgomeryParks.org/festivals.

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Returning this year, is Brookside Gardens premiere “Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Show,” which is open from April 27 – September 25, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily. Entry is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 – 12. Visit www.BrooksideGardens.org for more details.

 2016 SPRING EVENTS

 MAY:

May 1, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Raptor Festival
Meadowside Nature Center at Rock Creek Regional Park
5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville, MD 20855
Free
www.MeadowsideNature.org

Photograph taken by Francine Bethea 2007

Photograph taken by Francine Bethea 2007

Experience the thrill of viewing some of Maryland’s premier predators live and up-close. Explore the world of owls, hawks and eagles through games, crafts and talks given by local experts. Tours of the new habitat gardens will be given. Free native plants to the first 200 families

 

May 7, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
History in the Parks: Family Archaeology Day
Needwood Mansion
6700 Needwood Road, Derwood, MD 20855
$10 per person / $20 per family
www.HistoryInTheParks.org

 

See and experience what parks archaeologists do. Event features a 19th century slave quarters dig exhibit, mansion tours, a simulated archaeology dig for children, storytelling, old-time games and crafts. Bring a bag lunch and stay for the day.

 

May 22, 2016, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Flocks and Farms Festival
Black Hill Nature Programs at Black Hill Regional Park
20926 Lake Ridge Drive, Boyds, MD 20841
FREE
www.BlackHillNature.org

 

Join the Maryland Bluebird Society and Black Hill Nature Programs for a celebration of the conservation success stories of the Eastern Bluebird and Montgomery County’s very own Agricultural Reserve. Participants will learn how to help bluebirds and other cavity-nesters, while meeting farmers and organizations based in the Ag Reserve.

 

About The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Montgomery Parks

Montgomery Parks manages more than 36,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 417 parks. Montgomery Parks is a department of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. The M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems. www.montgomeryparks.org

 

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Apr 25 16

The Butterflies are Back at Brookside Gardens

by Melissa Chotiner

Wings of Fancy Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit Returns April 27, 2016

 

SILVER SPRING, MD— Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission announces that Brookside Gardens annual Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit will open April 27, 2016. Visitors to the seasonal display interact with hundreds of live butterflies from all over the world including North America, Costa Rica, Africa and Asia. Families, students, nature lovers, and everyone in between can interact with native and exotic butterflies in an intimate environment to learn about their amazing metamorphosis, the role they play in establishing healthy ecosystems and how to ensure they thrive in residential gardens.

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The Wings of Fancy exhibit is run by knowledgeable staff and over 150 volunteers who help visitors learn what they can do to create environments that support the full butterfly lifecycle.

 

The Gardens provide an educational brochure, “Gardening for Butterflies,” full of tips for selecting the best plants to attract all stages of the butterfly lifecycle, from egg to adult. Visitors can see those garden ideas in action right outside the Conservatory in the newly certified Monarch Waystation Garden. For the kids, Brookside Gardens offers a summer camp, Butterfly Flutterby Fun, where they can learn more about these amazing pollinators, get a special behind-the-scenes tour, create butterfly crafts, and more. There are also dedicated morning hours on certain days each month for photographers to capture images before the exhibit opens to the public.

 

The display runs April 27 through September 25, 2016 and is open seven days a week from 10 am to 4 pm. Cost is $8 ages 13 and up, $5 ages 3-12, and free for ages 0-2. Frequent visitor, family, and dual passes are available at the Brookside Gardens’ Visitors Center or at the Conservatory gift shops.

 

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About The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Montgomery Parks
Montgomery Parks manages more than 36,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 417 parks. Montgomery Parks is a department of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. The M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems. www.montgomeryparks.org.

Apr 13 16

Montgomery Parks Celebrates Completion of Brookside Gardens Garden Gateway Project on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

by Melissa Chotiner

Media are invited to join Brookside Gardens’ staff to tour major renovations to the Gardens; volunteer planting and ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place following tour.

 

Silver Spring, MD – Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is celebrating the completed Brookside Gardens’ Garden Gateway project – a transformation of the Gardens entrance which began in February 2014. A special ribbon cutting ceremony and volunteer planting will take place on April 22, 2016 at 9 a.m. at Brookside Gardens Visitors Center.

 

The $5 million Garden Gateway project uses sustainable design to improve the entrance, parking and access to Brookside Gardens. Improvements resulting from this project include:

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A renewed entrance at the intersection of Glenallan Avenue and Heurich Road, with a
safer, dedicated pedestrian walkway

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A new boardwalk and parking garden with additional parking spaces

New landscape areas including a magnolia grove and many new plant collections

A courtyard for safe drop-off and pick-up of passengers at the Visitors Center

A new overlook for the Aquatic Garden (north of the Visitors Center)

The new south terrace (outside the Visitors Center Atrium) — a tranquil spot for conversation, plus small classes and events

A water garden featuring a design to treat stormwater runoff.

 

 

WHAT:                      Brookside Gardens’ Garden Gateway Project Tour and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

 

WHO:                         Brookside Gardens staff, Montgomery County elected officials, students from Glenallan Elementary School and members of the community will celebrate the final stages of completion of the project. 

Media will be given a tour of the new sustainable design and enhancements, and provided an overview of spring and summer programs including the popular Wings of Fancy Live Caterpillar and Butterfly Exhibit.

 

WHEN:                      Friday, April 22, 2016 (rain or shine)
9:00 a.m.: Garden Gateway Tour and Volunteer planting
11:00 a.m.: Ribbon-cutting ceremony

 

WHERE:                   Brookside Gardens Visitors Center
1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton MD 20902

 

PLEASE RSVP:        Please RSVP to: Melissa.Chotiner@MontgomeryParks.org or by phone at 301-650-2866.

 

 

About Montgomery Parks

Montgomery Parks manages more than 37,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 417 parks. Montgomery Parks is a department of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. The M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems. www.montgomeryparks.org

 

About Brookside Gardens

Brookside Gardens is Montgomery County’s incomparable, award-winning 50-acre public display garden situated within Wheaton Regional Park.  The Garden features numerous distinct landscape areas, including the Aquatic Garden, Azalea Garden, Butterfly Garden, Children’s Garden, Rose Garden, Japanese Style Garden, Trial Garden, Rain Garden and the Woodland Walk. The Formal Gardens areas include a Perennial Garden, Yew Garden, the Maple Terrace, and Fragrance Garden. Two conservatories showcase changing seasonal displays for year-round enjoyment. A horticultural reference library and gift shop are located in the Visitors Center. Admission to the Gardens is free.

 

 

 

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Apr 11 16

Montgomery Parks Celebrates National Scrabble Day on April 13, 2015

by Melissa Chotiner

Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Chair Casey Anderson Challenges Area Officials to a Game of Scrabble in the Parks.

Silver Spring, MD – Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is celebrating National Scrabble Day, Wednesday, April 13, 2016 by inviting people to play Scrabble in the parks. Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Chair Casey Anderson, an avid Scrabble player, will play against several area officials including Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer (At-Large), Senator Jamie Raskin (D-District 20) and Senator Cheryl Kagan (D-District 17).

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Scrabble was invented in 1933 by Alfred Mosher Butts—who was born on April 15. According to the Hasbro Scrabble website, there are over 100,000 words in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary. Over 6,500 new words were added to the dictionary last year, including “twerking,” “emoji,” and “hashtag.”

 

Montgomery Parks is hosting Scrabble games at three sites on Wednesday, April 15, including Woodside Urban Park and Fairview Urban Park both in Silver Spring and Elm Street Local Park in Bethesda. The event is part of Montgomery Parks earth month #ParkKind campaign encouraging park users to be kind to the earth, kind to themselves and kind to others by performing random acts of kindness in parks.

“I’m excited about playing Scrabble, but I’m even more interested in making sure everyone knows that we have so many ways to have fun in our parks every day of the year,” said Anderson. “I hope that when people see what we’re doing it will open their eyes to some of the possibilities we are making available by bringing more activities and features to our urban parks.”

 

WHO:           Montgomery County elected officials, leaders and members of the community are invited to play Scrabble in the parks in celebration of National Scrabble Day.

 

WHAT:          Join Casey Anderson, chair of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission for a game of Scrabble on a life size Scrabble board with life size tiles at Woodside Urban Park (from 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) and Elm Street Local Park (from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m.). Scrabble games will also be held at Fairview Urban Park. As part of the celebration Montgomery Parks will give away Scrabble games at random to participants.

 

WHERE:       *Woodside Urban Park, 8800 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910
**Elm Street Urban Park, 4600 Elm Street, Bethesda, MD 20815
Fairview Urban Park, 8900 Fairview Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910

 

WHEN:          Wednesday, April 13, 2016
*10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
**12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

WHY:             Celebrate National Scrabble Day while enjoying the outdoors in Montgomery Parks.

 

About Montgomery Parks
Montgomery Parks manages more than 37,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 417 parks. Montgomery Parks is a department of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. The M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems. www.montgomeryparks.org

 

Apr 5 16

Montgomery Parks Announces Winner of Arbor Day Poster Contest

by Melissa Chotiner

Travilah Elementary School (Students in grades three through five) wins special Arbor Day celebration.

SILVER SPRING, MDMontgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission selected the submission from a fourth grade student at Travilah Elementary School as the grand prize winner of this year’s Arbor Day poster contest. As a result, Montgomery Parks will host a special Arbor Day celebration at the school for students in grades three through five. Students will participate in hands-on, fun and educational activities, including a ceremonial tree planting at the school.

The winning poster, pictured below, was created by Jasmin Wu and highlights “The Benefits of Trees in Montgomery County,” the contest’s theme. Wu’s poster was selected from 20 entries.

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“The Arbor Day poster contest is a great way to teach students the importance of trees in our environment.  The school celebration promotes urban forestry and horticulture through hands-on learning while building pride in their school and community,” said Thomas Berry, Montgomery Parks’ Urban Forester.

Students will have a chance to participate in the following activities:

Compost Cooks (Live Composting Demonstration):  Students will work together to mix raw compost ingredients via a recipe card and observe the phases of composting from being mixed and “cooked” to forming a finished product.

Seedling Preparation and Giveaway:
  Each student will prepare a bare root white oak seedling to take home and plant.  Students will wrap the seedlings in paper, soak them in water and place in a bag, and will receive instructions on how to plant and care for the seedling.

Canopy Exploration (Arborist Demonstration):  Montgomery Parks Arborist will discuss tree work and tools used in assessing and maintaining tree health and safety.   A Tree Climber will demonstrate climbing and pruning techniques.

Plant Health Care: Montgomery Parks Green Management Coordinator will facilitate an interactive discussion on insects and diseases that affect trees in Montgomery County.

How Trees Grow:  Montgomery Parks Urban Forester will discuss how tree rings are formed and the impact of the environment on the size of the rings. Students will each get a “tree cookie” to decorate with their name at this station.

Benefits of Trees:  Montgomery Parks Naturalist will provide a hands-on demonstration for students on the benefits of trees and how storm water affects them.

Tree Identification Walk:  Montgomery Parks Urban Forester will take students on a tour of the school’s trees to learn about identifying characteristics such as leaf or needle type, as well as, benefits to wildlife and uses of the tree as a product.

Montgomery Parks Arbor Day celebration is part of its extensive tree care program aimed at educating students to help them fall in love with trees as our staff has.

 

Montgomery County Tree City USA

For the 15th year, Montgomery County has been recognized with the designation of Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to tree planting and tree care. Montgomery County met the four standards necessary to become a Tree City USA by having a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

 

About Montgomery Parks’ Arboricultural Section:

Montgomery Parks Arboriculture section provides a comprehensive tree care program that supports the protection, management and long-term health of trees and forests on parkland and provides a safer environment for park patrons, through the removal of high risk trees and limbs. The program also provides consultation for park renovation and development projects and preserves the most significant and highest valued parkland trees. In addition, the Arboriculture section utilizes all green waste produced in the management of parkland to generate compost, soil conditioners and wood products. The Arboriculture section is part of the Montgomery Parks Horticulture, Forestry and Environmental Education Division supporting the acquisition, conservation, development, maintenance and management of parks.

 

For more on Montgomery Parks visit www.MontgomeryParks.org

 

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Mar 28 16

Montgomery Parks Celebrates Reopening of North Four Corners Local Park

by Melissa Chotiner

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Park reopening will take place Sunday, April 17, 2016, 2 – 4 p.m.

SILVER SPRING, MDMontgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, will celebrate the renovation of North Four Corners Local Park on Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 2 – 4 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony, live music, games, refreshments and a pet adoption event. The park is located off of University Boulevard between Dennis and Lorain Avenues, in Silver Spring. As part of the renovation, six acres of undeveloped land have been added to the park, as well as many new features:

  • A new athletic field for soccer and football
  • A new playground with an accessible path
  • New adult fitness stations
  • Renovated tennis courts and basketball court
  • Class 1 bikeway from University Blvd. to Southwood Avenue
  • New paved loop walkways throughout the park

Other new amenities include a plaza and seating areas, water fountains, portable toilets and trashcans, 50 parking spaces, landscaping and fencing, and protection for a significant walnut tree.

“We could not be more excited about the renovations to this important park,” said Michael Riley, Director of Montgomery Parks. “The new athletic field has been in demand for some time now; pet owners are really enjoying the new paved pathways, and kids love the playground. With all the new amenities and improvements, North Four Corners is a wonderful place for people of all ages and interests to play, work out, or relax.”

The reopening celebration will feature live music from Cornerstone, a classic rock and contemporary country band, soccer games and activities with coaches and players from Takoma Park Soccer Club and Northwood High School, a dog adoption event with Montgomery County animal rescue group PetConnect Rescue, and refreshments and giveaways.

 

About the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Montgomery Parks
Montgomery Parks manages more than 37,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 417 parks. Montgomery Parks is a department of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. The M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems. www.MontgomeryParks.org

Accessibility: 
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission encourages the involvement and participation of all individuals in the community, including those with disabilities, in the planning and review processes.  In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M?NCPPC) will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs or activities.  M?NCPPC works to make its facilities and materials accessible and to hold public meetings in locations that are, likewise, accessible. M?NCPPC will generally provide, upon request, appropriate aids and services and make reasonable modifications to policies and programs for qualified persons with disabilities (e.g., large print materials, listening devices, sign language interpretation, etc.).  For assistance with such requests, please contact the M-NCPPC Montgomery County Commissioners’ Office, at least a week in advance, at (301) 495-4600 or at mcp-chair@mncppc-mc.org .  Maryland residents can also use the free Maryland Relay Service for assistance with calls to or from hearing or speech-impaired persons; for information, go to www.mdrelay.org/ or call (866) 269-9006.

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Mar 24 16

No Joking! We’ve Got Free Composting Systems for You April 1st at Meadowside Nature Center

by Melissa Chotiner

SILVER SPRING, MD – Spring is in the air, and Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is celebrating by giving away backyard compost bins on Friday, April 1, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Meadowside Nature Center (while supplies last).

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The public can use the compost bins to combine yard trimmings such as dry leaves, wood, grass and plant clippings, with kitchen scraps to create nutrient rich soil, while providing numerous benefits to the environment such as:

  • Reducing the need for commercial fertilizers
  • Slowing rain water runoff
  • Preventing soil erosion
  • Providing natural soil fertilizer
  • Reducing landfill waste and
  • Suppressing plant disease.

“As a Green Center, Meadowside Nature Center is increasing its sustainability efforts by starting a composting program,” said Carolina Giraldo, Director of Meadowside Nature Center. “Not only are we now composting our own yard trimmings, and animal bedding that we produce here at the Nature Center, but we also want to teach our visitors about composting and encourage them to start composting at their homes.”

Meadowside Nature Center staff are designing a Compost Demonstration Exhibit for visitors to observe various composting systems and learn how to build them. The exhibit will be open to the public this June.

This is the first year Meadowside Nature Center is serving as a compost bin distribution site. The compost bins are made of 50% recycled plastic and are designed to retain heat and moisture. They have ventilation openings for aeration and are 36 inches high with a diameter that can be adjusted to three feet.

 

About the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Montgomery Parks
Montgomery Parks manages more than 37,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 417 parks. Montgomery Parks is a department of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. The M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems. www.MontgomeryParks.org

Accessibility: 
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission encourages the involvement and participation of all individuals in the community, including those with disabilities, in the planning and review processes.  In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M?NCPPC) will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs or activities.  M?NCPPC works to make its facilities and materials accessible and to hold public meetings in locations that are, likewise, accessible. M?NCPPC will generally provide, upon request, appropriate aids and services and make reasonable modifications to policies and programs for qualified persons with disabilities (e.g., large print materials, listening devices, sign language interpretation, etc.).  For assistance with such requests, please contact the M-NCPPC Montgomery County Commissioners’ Office, at least a week in advance, at (301) 495-4600 or at mcp-chair@mncppc-mc.org .  Maryland residents can also use the free Maryland Relay Service for assistance with calls to or from hearing or speech-impaired persons; for information, go to www.mdrelay.org/ or call (866) 269-9006.

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Mar 22 16

Are You Ready for the Summer? Montgomery Parks’ Offers More than 100 Camps

by Melissa Chotiner

Save $25 on select sampling of camps for early registration.

SILVER SPRING, MDMontgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is offering more than 100 unique summer camps in 2016 including everything from sports camps to nature camps to archaeology camps and various combinations. Summer camps are offered for all ages—tots to teens, at all skill levels and at hundreds of locations across the county. A $25 discount is being offered for early registration for a select group of camps. Registration is open at www.ActiveMONTGOMERY.org.

 

The 2016 Summer Camps guide is available online at www.MontgomeryParks.org/guide. Print copies may be found at select Montgomery Parks’ facilities, Montgomery County Recreation centers, government buildings and libraries while supplies last.

 

A Sampling of Montgomery Parks’ 2016 Summer Camps

Sports camps include:

    • Lacrosse & Field Sports
    • Tennis
    • Golf
    • Ice Skating

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Campers get down and dirty at Nature Architects Camp at Black Hill Regional Park Visitor Center.

Nature, Science and Outdoor Fun Camps include:

    • Gardening
    • Nature themed camps
    • Archaeology
    • Outdoor Adventure

Week in the Park camp is a favorite and features a combination of sports, nature, activities such as board games, arts and crafts and outdoor play, as well as field trips.

 

About the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Montgomery Parks

M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks manages more than 36,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 418 parks throughout the County.  The Department of Parks is part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. The M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high quality parks and recreation services and is ranked as a national model of excellence in park and recreation management by other park systems and by the National Recreation and Parks Association.www.MontgomeryParks.org

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