Parks’ Picks

Play in the parks this holiday weekend! Montgomery Parks has something for everyone. Check out these activities for Thursday, May 26, to Monday, May 31!

One child jumping into dozens of water sprays while another runs out of them.

Season Opening

Paddle, splash, and putt! Three facilities open for the season on Saturday, May 28. Jump and run in the sprays then enjoy a game of miniature golf at South Germantown SplashPark and MiniGolf. It will be open Saturday, May 28, to Monday, May 31, 10 am to 6 pm. Enjoy time on the water in a canoe, kayak, rowboat, or pedal boat. Lake Needwood Boats at Rock Creek Regional Park and Black Hill Boat Rentals at Black Hill Regional Park are open Saturday, May 28, to Monday, May 31, 10 am to 6 pm.

A red engine pulls red cars filled with passengers through Wheaton Regional Park.

Let’s Move

There are many ways to move around in our parks. You can move in our parks many other ways. Take a trip on our miniature trains or a carousel. Go running, walking, or biking on our car-free streets. Work on your golf swing. Come indoors and play a game at our tennis centers. They are open Saturday and Sunday but closed Monday.

A toad hides beneath brown leaves.Nature Connections

Connect with nature at one of our many programs. Make a Toad Abode on Thursday, May 26, 3 pm to 6 pm, at Locust Grove Nature Center. Watch the Flying Squirrels at Brookside Nature Center on Friday, May 27, 9 pm. Destress with sights and sounds of nature during Yoga at Brookside Gardens on Saturday, May 28, 9:30 am. Please register for all programs.

A guide talks to a parent and child outside the historic Oakley Cabin.

Backyard History

Explore Montgomery County’s past at our (many) historic sites. Join the Underground Railroad Experience Trail Guided Hike at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park on Saturday, May 28, at 10 am. Register, please. Finally, discover the story of Oakley Cabin and take a free guided tour on Saturday, May 28, 12 pm to 4 pm.

Remember, before leaving home, visit our website for facility holiday operating hours. And, check out RainoutLine for status of natural surface trails during and after rain.

Discover your happy place in Montgomery Parks.

Last Updated: May 26, 2022