Parks’ Picks

Get the family into the parks this weekend for nature, puppets, history, and more! Check out these five programs in Parks’ Picks for Friday, August 12, to Sunday, August 14!

Full moon in the night sky with clouds encompassing it.

Exploring

Discover amphibians and reptiles during Locust Grove Nature Center’s Full Moon Fridays on Friday, August 12, 6:30 pm. Go for a hike then enjoy a campfire. Bring your own food to cook over the fire. Registration required.

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Entertainment

The classic fairy tale “Rapunzel” comes to life through the artistry of The Puppet Co. on Saturday, August 13, 10 am, at Falls Road Local Park. Bathrooms available. Dogs welcome. Free!

Drag queen stands outdoors in a blue dress and head wrap adorned with butterflies. She holds up an open book and shows to audience.

Reading

Enjoy tales and beauty of Brookside Gardens during the outdoor Drag Queen Story Hour on Saturday, August 13, at 11 am. Free program! Cosponsored by WAM and FAM and Drag Queen Story Hour of Montgomery County.

A small group of people is getting a tour from a guide in front of the historic Oakley Cabin. There is a sign in front of the home which says "Oakley Cabin. Open."

History

Explore history in your backyard and take a free guided tour of the historic Oakley Cabin on Saturday, August 13, 12 pm to 4 pm, at Oakley Cabin African American Museum and Park.

Hike into history during the Twilight Trek at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park on Saturday, August 13, 6:30 pm. Register online or purchase tickets onsite.

For details, visit the calendar of events and “Things to Do” on our website.

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Last Updated: August 11, 2022