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Step into a magical winter wonderland at Brookside Gardens illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art-forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements.
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UPDATE: Microcystin, a toxic substance produced by blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), has been detected in Lake Needwood and in Lake Frank. Water that contains microcystin can cause severe liver damage if ingested. Please avoid all contact with the lake water, and do not allow dogs or other pets to swim in or drink from the lake. Swimming is prohibited at all times in Lake Needwood and Lake Frank. Fishing is allowed, but visitors are urged to use good hand cleaning practices prior to eating, drinking, or smoking. If eating fish caught from Lake Needwood or Lake Frank, visitors should eat only muscle meat and ensure that the fish is cooked properly. For more information, please call 301-495-2595.
M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks will begin renovations of Gude Garden in Brookside Gardens towards the end of May. Renovations are expected to last through January and will include stabilizing banks, dredging ponds, and repairing dams to improve water quality. Turtles and fish living in the pond will temporarily be relocated to another pond. For more information, visit www.ParkProjects.org or call 301-495-2595.
Construction has begun to renovate the Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park in Silver Spring, with completion anticipated in the spring of 2014. For more information, please visit the Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park webpage.
Are you planning a birthday party, reunion, or other event? We have just the location for you! Park Activity Buildings are conveniently located throughout Montgomery Parks and include kitchen facilities and the interior space to handle events ranging in size from 40 to 180 people. Find photos and floorplans, check availability and reserve your Park Activity Building online now!
Did you know that since 2004, M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks has reduced electricity use by 33%, natural gas use by 37%, propane use by 46% and water and sewage use by 30%? Montgomery Parks and Montgomery County Planning implemented a comprehensive utilities management program in July 2003 that established projects and programs to more efficiently use energy and water resources.
Review the Fiscal Year 2014 Resource Conservation Plan presented to the Montgomery County Planning Board on January 31, 2013, and learn what programs, projects and savings the Department has implemented and plans to work on.
The old outdoor ice rink in Wheaton Regional Park has been completely renovated and is now a first-rate place to play soccer, lacrosse and futsal! Learn more. Call 301-905-3070 or visit WheatonSportsPavilion.com for more details.
Visit the Parks Store to find a variety of apparel, mugs, hats, clocks, magnets, pet bowls, and more. These make great gifts for people who love parks! All proceeds support Montgomery Parks programs and services.
Stay connected with Montgomery Parks through online and social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more. Tell us how we're doing, find our Program Guide and event calendar, and several other ways to connect and communicate with Montgomery Parks.
Have a question? Notice a problem in a park? We can help. Report a Problem or Ask a Question.
Parks Matter to a lot of us for a lot of different reasons. We'd love to know what parks or park facilities matter most to you! Here's how to do it:
We'll show off your photos online and send you a "Parks Matter" button and complimentary "Come Play in the Parks" pass.
A contractor for Montgomery Parks has begun work to remove bamboo along portions of the Little Falls Parkway. This work is being done to improve travel safety and visibility for motorists along the parkway, and is expected to be completed by January 1, 2014. Click here for more information.
The 2013-14 deer management operations season will begin on October 28. There will be several intermittent park closures through the end of February. This year, Cabin John Regional Park is recommended for implementation of deer population management programming beginning January 2014. For more information or to comment, visit ParksDeerManagement.org.
M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks invites you to review and provide input on the design of a new trail connector in Clarksburg, Maryland from the Little Bennett Regional Park Maintenance Yard to the south entry of the future Little Bennett Park Day Use Area. For more information or to comment, visit www.parkprojects.org.
WSSC is beginning work to repair sewer lines within Rock Creek Regional Park. Details on impacts to the Rock Creek Hiker Biker Trail, Lakeside Trail and to trails to the west of Lake Needwood are available at ParkProjects.org. For more information on WSSC Consent Decree projects, please visit the WSSC website or call Montgomery Parks at 301-495-2595.
The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is beginning a $2.2 million bridge deck replacement project along New Hampshire Avenue (MD 650) over Sligo Creek in Takoma Park beginning in May 2013. Construction is expected to last through 2014. Motorists should expect lane closures and traffic impacts during construction. While the Sligo Creek Hiker/Biker Trail will be open during construction, Sligo Creek Parkway will be closed at New Hampshire Avenue, and no through traffic will be allowed. For details on detours click here to access the full travel advisory from SHA.
Work on the Rock Creek Hiker Biker Trail at Lake Frank from Avery Road South in Rock Creek Regional Park will continue through late fall / early winter 2013. The trail will remain open during construction. Please use caution when using this portion of the trail. The work is being conducted by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) to strengthen sewer lines and prevent future problems.