Family and friends visiting for Independence Day weekend? Get them moving and into nature! These are some activities happening around Montgomery Parks Friday, July 1, to Monday, July 4!
Let the kids enjoy water play, or challenge everyone to a game of miniature golf. South Germantown SplashPark and MiniGolf is open this Thursday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm, but closed Monday.
Take a spin on a carousel or a trip on a miniature train. Wheaton Train and Carousel is open Thursday and Friday, 12 pm to 5 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. Cabin John Train is open Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. Purchase tickets at train station.
Cool down during indoors ice skating or a tennis match. Visit our website for public skating schedules at Cabin John Ice Rink and Wheaton Ice Arena. Book a court for a match at Pauline Betz Addie Tennis Center or Wheaton Indoor Tennis. All indoor ice and tennis facilities are closed Monday, July 4.
Discover Maryland’s small nocturnal squirrels at Brookside Nature Center during the Flying Squirrels program on Friday, July 1, 9 pm, and Ardillas Voladoras on Saturday, July 2, 9 pm. Ardillas Voladoras program is in Spanish. Register, please.
Trek into history on the Underground Railroad Trail Guided Hike at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park on Saturday, July 2, 9:30 pm. Find out about those journeying north to freedom and learn ways those individuals navigated, eluded detection, and found shelter and food. Registration required.
Let your child read a story aloud to one of the resident animal ambassdors ambassadors at Locust Grove Nature Center during Read to a Critter on Saturday, July 2, 4 pm to 6 pm. Sign up for a thirty minute time slot.
There will be two fireworks shows in the parks, sponsored by Montgomery County government. We have more information on our website about Mid-County Sparkles on Saturday, July 2, 9:15 pm, and Germantown Glory on Monday, July 4, 9:15 pm.
Discover your happy place in Montgomery Parks.