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Inclusive Special Events and Programs

Inclusive Special Events and Programs

Montgomery Parks is committed to providing Nature for All. Check out all of the new adaptive, accessible, and inclusive programs.

  • Therapeutic Ice Skating at Cabin John Ice Rink
  • Sensory Sundays at the Agricultural History Farm Park
  • Therapeutic Gardening 101 at Black Hill Visitor Center

Upcoming Spring/Summer 2022 Events and Programs

All Anglers Fishing Rodeo
Sunday, May 22 I 8 am to 10 am OR 11 am to 1 pm I Ages 3 to 15 I $15 I Kings Local Park (Full)

Saturday Sensory Scavenger Hunts
10:30 to 11:30 am I Ages 3 to 10 I $3 per session I Maydale Nature Classroom
Saturday, May 14 – Nature’s Rainbow – Register Here: PMAY0003-10003

Beginning Birder for Every Body
Saturday, May 14 – Register Here: PBNC0003-10007
Sunday, May 15 – Register Here: PBNC0003-10008

Turtle Talk
April 23 and 30; May 7, 14, 21, and 28 I 1:30 to 2 pm I Ages 6 and up I Free I Brookside Nature Center
Saturday, May 7 – Register Here: PBNC00009-10003
Saturday, May 14 – Register Here: PBNC0009-10004
Saturday, May 21 – Register Here: PBNC0009-10005
Saturday, May 28 – Register Here: PBNC0009-10006

SENSE-sational Summers at Meadowside*

9-12PM / $150

June 20-24 – Register Here: PMNC0018-500001

Looking for a camp for your child to make friends, spend time outside, and explore nature? SENSE-sational Summers at Meadowside is a program intentionally designed for campers with different abilities. During the week, campers will go on hikes, learn about ecosystems and habitats, meet the nature center animals, explore Rock Creek, and make crafts.

*Nature Camp will provide a low staff-camper ratio of 1:2 with a small camp size. Every camper and parent/guardian must complete a Modification Intake Form to help us learn more about each camper and to develop activities that support all abilities. Activities are subject to change due to inclement weather and camper needs and interest. One-on-one supervision will not be provided. Most outdoor surfaces are not paved, and the trails will be a mix of uneven dirt (small hills, tree roots, and small rocks), grass, and/or mulch. This is a half-day, week-long camp, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. This camp will take place at Meadowside Nature Center.

Please note that exhibits at the nature center will not be available to campers due to renovations.

Inclusive Events

We strive to create inclusive and accessible spaces, events, activities, and programs at Montgomery Parks. We encourage and welcome ALL to enjoy the following programs offered throughout the year.

Adaptive Equipment at Special Events

Trailer with adaptive equipment

Parks has recently acquired equipment to support accessibility in Park events and programs. Equipment will be utilized at our larger special events in the county. Equipment includes wheelchairs, ramps, mobility mats, water bowls for service animals, and assisted listening devices.

Parks will also have a calming station (aka sensory tent, cool down spot, relaxation zone) – a dedicated tent/10×10 canopy that serves as a calming spot and can provide various forms of organizing sensory input when a participant is over-stimulated or upset.

Additional accessible and adaptive equipment is available to support leisure activities such as fishing, golf, and archery. Please visit our “Adaptive Equipment” page for more details.

Last Updated: May 4, 2022