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Discover Your Happy Place Summer Adventure

Montgomery Parks Discover Your Happy Place Summer Adventure graphic

Explore Montgomery Parks with the Summer Adventure Challenge!

This summer, experience the beautiful parks, trails, gardens, and activities that Montgomery Parks has to offer. Discover new places, learn new things, and make unforgettable memories along the way. While designed for kids ages 4-to-14 the Summer Adventure Challenge is for everyone looking for a fun summer activity.

How to Play: Complete at least 4 of the 5 activities from each level.

Download the Activity List (English, Español)

Level 1Level 2Level 3
Visit your favorite park iconVisit one of your favorite parks.
Which park did you visit and what is your favorite thing to do there?
hike along a trail graphicHike along a trail.
Which trail did you travel?
attend a parks special event, program or class iconAttend a Parks Special Event, Program, or Class.
Submit a photo of you at the event.
Visit a new park iconVisit a park you have never been to before.
Which park did you visit?
have a picnic in the park iconHave a picnic in the park.
Submit a photo of your outing.
visit a Parks historic site iconVisit a Parks historic site. Where did you go?
Draw a picture of something you saw at the park graphicDraw a picture of something you saw at the park.
Submit a photo of your drawing.
visit a nature center or garden graphicVisit a Montgomery Parks’ Garden or Nature Facility.
Where did you go and what did you do there?
enjoy a parks activity iconEnjoy a Parks activity.
What did you do? Options include: Carousel, Trains, SplashPark or MiniGolf, Ice Rinks, Tennis Centers, Skate Parks, Boating, Fishing, or more!
Look for items outdoors that start with P, A, R, K, S iconLook for items outdoors that start with each of the following letters: P-A-R-K-S. List the five items you found.Find an example of art in the parks graphicFind an example of art in the parks.
What parks did you visit? What did you see?
find a champion tree iconFind a Champion Tree.
Which tree did you find? Submit a photo. (A list is available below)
play a sport or game iconPlay a sport or game in a park. Which park did you visit and what did you play?take a ride on a bike, scooter, or skateboard iconTake a ride on a bike, scooter, skateboard, or roller skates
at a park, trail or on the open parkways.
Tell us what you rode and where you went.
tell us about your summer adventure iconTell us about the highlights of your Discover Your Happy Place Summer Adventure in a 60 second (or less) video.

Thank you for a great summer! We are no longer taking submissions.

Check back in 2024 for the next version of our Discover Your Happy Place Summer Adventure!

  • All entries completed by August 18, 2023, will receive a certificate of completion and be entered into a sweepstakes for the chance to win a free Campfire Ring Rental at one of our Nature Centers.
  • Entries completed by July 9, 2023, will receive an additional prize: Two tickets to the Bethesda Big Train game on July 16 at 1 pm!  To commemorate your excellent achievement, you and a parent are entitled to one bleacher seat ticket each and you will have your name announced over the PA system and you’ll get to run out onto the field with the players before the National Anthem!

Get excited!