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Montgomery Parks February special events and programs

Home / Montgomery Parks February special events and programs

WHEATON, Md.—Prepare your garden for spring, celebrate Black History Month, or go maple sugaring. Happy Valentine’s Day and Black History Month from Montgomery Parks!

Go to Montgomery Parks event calendar for a complete list of special events and programming.

Visit the Winter 2024 Montgomery Parks Program Guide

Gardening and GreenScapes

This Event will be held via Zoom.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Pruning February 10 | 10am to 12pm Brookside Gardens Online Lecture

Learn about the why, how, and when of pruning a variety of plants in the garden.
Ages 18 and older. Register for Everything You Wanted to Know About Pruning. $15 per person.

GreenScapes: Innovative Designs from the Field February 16 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Brookside Gardens Live Zoom Event

GreenScapes is an annual program sponsored by Brookside Gardens since 2004. The symposium explores the latest topics related to landscape sustainability and the environment. This year’s theme is “Innovative Designs from The Field.” Join industry experts as they share practical and scalable lessons on sustainable design and maintenance strategies from the field to help take your home garden or professional work to the next level. Register for GreenScapes via ActiveMontgomery or call 301-962-1451. $60 per person.

55+ Events

55+ Nature Single’s Mingle February 17 | 5–7 p.m.
Black Hill Discovery Center, 20926 Lake Ridge Drive, Boyds

Join other mature singles to unwind and socialize with craft mocktails and snacks while enjoying the 2024 Duck Stamp gallery, unique nature displays and outdoor deck showcasing Black Hill Regional Park. Who knows, you might meet your own Golden Bachelor or Bachelorette or make a new friend! Register for 55+ Nature Singles Mingle. $25 per person.

Socials for 55+: Maple Sugaring Walk February 29 | 2–3 p.m.
Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton

Hike with a naturalist to the Maple Grove and learn how sugar sap is collected and transformed into maple syrup. We will provide coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. Register for Socials for 55+. $7 per person.

Join us for these events to celebrate Black History Month:

Montgomery Parks is a co-sponsor of the following events taking place in parks during the month of February:

Kensington Parkrun: February 3, 10, 17 and 24 | 9–10 a.m. | Rock Creek Trail

About Montgomery Parks 

Montgomery Parks manages more than 37,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 419 parks. Montgomery Parks is a department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high-quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems.


 Montgomery Parks, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Program Access Office at 301-495-2581 (Voice/TYY), MD Relay 7-1-1 or 800-552-7724 or ProgramAccess@MontgomeryParks.org to request a disability modification. Visit Montgomery Parks Program Access for more information.