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Park Activities

We have it all, so you can do it all!

Looking for a rush? Hit one of our skate parks, biking trails or ice rinks. Just want to relax? Grab your tackle box and go fishing on one of our lakes. Get in touch with your wild side by hiking our trails. Or take your family to our local parks filled with playgrounds, ballfields, and picnic areas – perfect spots to enjoy perfect weather. And don’t forget our great event centers for your next party or gala!

Can’t make up your mind?

Browse below for more ideas or check the Parks & Trails Directory to find something to do near you.

Adult Programs

Adult Programs

We offer exciting nature, history, and sports programs for adults.

Art Installations

Art Installations

Visit the many art installations in our Parks.

Athletic Fields

Athletic Fields

Rent an athletic field, permits are required for our recreational and regional fields.

Biking

Biking

Birding

Birding

Discover tips for beginners and the top places to birdwatch.

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Boating

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, rent a boat and float your cares away.

Camping

Camping

Nothing gets you closer to nature than sleeping under the stars.

Classes and Programs

Classes and Programs

Use ActiveMONTGOMERY to search through our catalogue of classes, camps, activities and events.

Community Gardens

Community Gardens

Elevate you cooking by growing your own food.

Cricket Fields

Cricket Fields

Montgomery Parks has seven cricket fields at four different parks.

Dog Parks

Dog Parks

Your four-legged friends deserve a fun day at the park.

Equestrian Trails and Facilities

Equestrian Trails and Facilities

Horse newbie or horse whisperer, our trails and facilities are well equipped for your equine adventures.

Exercise Stations

Exercise Stations

Outdoor exercise stations are a great way to stay in shape.

Field Trips

Field Trips

Explore the fascinating worlds of natural and historical landscapes by embarking on one of our wonderful field trips.

Fishing

Fishing

Grab your tackle box and go fishing.

Gardens

Gardens

Vibrant flowers, sweet aromas, and the joy of being in the garden.

History in the Parks

History in the Parks

Learn about your local history

Ice Skating & Hockey

Ice Skating & Hockey

We have two indoor, year-round ice arenas.

Miniature Trains & Carousel

Miniature Trains & Carousel

Two miniature trains are great for family fun!

Nature

Nature

Come and explore our 1,000s of acres of forests, trails, and gardens.

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Parties

Party rooms near ice rinks, trains, and other fun locations.

Picnics

Picnics

Pack a lunch or reserve a picnic shelter and grill for a special outing.

Playgrounds

Playgrounds

Head to your nearest playground, or discover a new one.

Skate Parks

Skate Parks

Our three skate parks are open to skaters at all skill levels.

SplashPark & Mini-Golf

SplashPark & Mini-Golf

Kids will stay cool in our 280-jet water maze and other splashy attractions.

Sports

Sports

Get out and play. Choose from our various sporting options, pickleball, tennis, basketball, and cricket.

Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Avoid video games and tv by spending time in the parks.

Tennis (Indoor Facilities)

Tennis (Indoor Facilities)

Too hot out? Too cold out? Try a class or grab a court at our two climate-controlled indoor facilities.

Trails

Trails

There are more than 250 miles of trails in Montgomery County to walk, hike, bike, or ride. Find one close to home.

Treetop Adventure

Treetop Adventure

Navigate exhilarating suspended obstacles and epic zip lines, and take in amazing views with Go Ape Treetop Adventure.

Volunteer

Volunteer

Serve your community, be active and have fun as a volunteer.