Parks’ Picks

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Spend the weekend in the parks! Discover these ten activities happening Friday, February 11, through Sunday, February 13.


You don’t have to be a bird expert to help with this community science project at Locust Grove Nature Center. So, join staff at FeederWatch Friday on Friday, February 11, 11 am, to help count birds and bird species at feeders around the facility.

Ice Skating

Bring your special someone to Wheaton Ice Arena’s Sweetheart Skate on Friday, February 11, from 5:30 pm to 7 pm or 8:30 pm to 10 pm. Eight dollars covers two admissions and two skate rentals.


Stay in the comfort of your home and join Brookside Gardens’ virtual Everything You Wanted to Know about Pruning on Saturday, February 12, at 10 am. Learn proper pruning techniques from Horticulturalist Josh Demers.

Brookside Gardens also hosts the in-person We Speak Weddings Workshop on Saturday, February 12, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. So, drop in and discover the beauty of the gardens for your nuptials or other special event.


Weed Warriors teams need your help to rid parks and trees of invasive and nonnative plants. You can pitch in and volunteer at one of three weekend Weed Warrior events on Saturday, February 11: Reddy Branch Stream Valley Park at 9 am; Maydale Conservation Park at 10 am; and Elmhirst Parkway Neighborhood Conservation Area at 10 am.

Also…consider some of these other activities happening around parks. Book a court and play pickleball at Wheaton Indoor Tennis. Practice your golf swing at South Germantown Driving Range. Or, practice your moves at one of our skate parks. Skateboards, inline skates, and roller skates are allowed.

Discover your happy place in Montgomery Parks!

Last Updated: December 4, 2023