Things To Do in Montgomery Parks This Weekend: October 21-23, 2022

Lots of fall fun with the kids in Montgomery Parks this weekend! Check out these activities for Friday, October 21, through Sunday, October 23:

Five silly little monsters. Text reads: Parks Spooktacular.

Get the kids into their costumes then head to Parks Spooktacular(opens in a new tab) at South Germantown Recreational Park Adventure Playground on Sunday, October 23, 10 am to 1 pm, for free Halloween activities and entertainment.

A parent sits on a boat ramp while a child looks into the water. They both have fishing poles. Go Fishing with the Li’l Ones(opens in a new tab) at Black Hill Regional Park on Friday, October 21, at 10 am. Best for ages three to six. All equipment and bait supplied. Register, please.

A roaring campfire.

Children ages eight and older can learn fire starting techniques at Campfire 101 (opens in a new tab)on Saturday, October 22, 10 am, at Brookside Nature Center. Bring a snack to roast or toast. Sign up required.

Stone hearth inside the historic Oakley Cabin. A wooden table has a white table cloth over it, and it is set with items for baking or cooking.

Step into the past with a free guided tour of Oakley Cabin(opens in a new tab) at Oakley Cabin African American Museum and Park on Saturday, October 22, 12 pm to 4 pm. Learn about the historic home and its residents from the mid-nineteenth through twentieth century.

Sign post along Underground Railroad Experience Trail at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park. It shows a person carrying a heavy load on his back, and there are words: T E Woods.

Trek on the guided Woodlawn Manor Underground Railroad Hike(opens in a new tab) on Saturday, October 22, 10 am, and learn about the journey north of freedom seekers. Find out about their techniques used for navigating, eluding detection, and finding food and shelter. Register in advance or get tickets onsite. Best for ages seven and older.

Finally, give back and volunteer in the parks this weekend. Take part in a Weed Warrior(opens in a new tab) project or find out about other volunteer opportunities.(opens in a new tab)

For these and other activities, visit the calendar of events(opens in a new tab) and “Things to Do(opens in a new tab)” on our website.

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Free Community Father-Daughter Dance

Fathers and father figures, create unforgettable memories with your daughter at our free community father-daughter dance on June 1st, from 6-8 pm. Hosted outdoors at Olney Baptist Church. This event offers a delightful outdoor experience complete with a DJ spinning tunes, interactive games, a charming photo booth, delicious treats, and exciting raffle prizes. Fathers/father figures and daughters of all ages are warmly welcomed to share in this special evening together. Join us for an evening of joy, laughter, and cherished moments!

In the spirit of giving back to our community, we are partnering with Quest to Feed Montgomery to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need. We kindly ask each attendee to bring along a non-perishable food item to donate during the event. Every contribution, no matter how small, will go a long way in supporting families facing food insecurity in our area.

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