January 17, 2013
Most parks and facilities will be open Monday with the exception of Brookside Gardens and the Nature Centers.
SILVER SPRING, MD—Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) will recognize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day this Monday, January 21, 2013 with a special Weed Warrior National Day of Service project at Rock Creek Regional Park. Weed Warrior volunteers directed by Montgomery Parks’ staff will work in collaboration with staff from Go Ape!—the treetop adventure course located in the park—to remove non-native invasive plants. Volunteers are welcome to participate in the effort and can learn more about how to get involved here or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montgomery Parks’ Weed Warrior program, started in 1999, is comprised of an estimated 800 citizen volunteers who assist park staff on a regular basis in monitoring and removing non-native invasive plant species (NNIs) from parkland.
MLK JR. HOLIDAY OPERATING SCHEDULE
Montgomery Parks will observe the following operating hours for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, January 21, 2013:
Ice skating rinks will observe standard operating schedules.
Tennis centers will observe standard operating schedules.
Brookside Gardens Visitors Center and Conservatories will be closed. The grounds will be open and previously booked programs /events will run as scheduled.
Montgomery Parks Nature Centers will be closed. The nature center grounds will be open for exploration.
The Montgomery Parks Permit Office will be closed including both synthetic turf fields at Blair High School and Fairland Recreational Park. All the Park Activity Buildings will be open for customers with existing reservations.
*All other parks and facilities are operating on standard schedules listed on www.MontgomeryParks.org.
About M-NCPPC and the Montgomery Parks
M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks manages more than 35,000 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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