Montgomery Parks Announces Operating Hours and Programming For the Period of December 23 Through New Year’s Day

Montgomery Parks, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, announces programming and operating hours for the 2022 winter holiday break with a variety of events for the whole family.     

Extended Open Parkways Schedule: The Open Parkways will be extended during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. During this time, parkways are open to pedestrians and bicyclists and closed to motor vehicles.

  • Beach Drive between Connecticut and Knowles Avenue (2.9 miles)  
  • Saturday, December 24, at 9 a.m. until Tuesday, December 27, at 7 a.m.
  • Saturday, December 31, at 9 a.m. until Tuesday, January 3, at 7 a.m.
  • Sligo Creek Parkway between Old Carroll Avenue and Piney Branch Road and between Forest Glen Road and University Boulevard West
  • Friday, December 23, at 9 a.m. until Tuesday, December 27, at 7 a.m.
  • Friday, December 30, at 9 a.m. until Tuesday, January 3, at 7 a.m.

 Two lanes open 24/7 for recreation and exercise:

  • Little Falls Parkway between Arlington Road and Dorset Avenue (0.4 miles)

Fun activities available during the holiday period include: 

 

Holiday Week Operating Hours by Facility

Montgomery Parks Headquarters and Permit Offices

December 26: Closed

January 2: Closed

 

Brookside Gardens Visitors Center and Conservatory

December 24ꟷ26: Closed (Garden of Lights closed December 24ꟷ25)

December 31ꟷJanuary 1: Visitor Center 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Conservatory 10 a.m.- to 4 p.m.; Garden of Lights open 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

 

Black Hill Visitor Center & Nature Programs

December 24ꟷ25: Closed

December 31: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

January 1: Closed

 

Brookside Nature Center

December 24: Open 1 to 5 p.m.

December 25: Closed

December 31: Open 1 to 5 p.m.

January 1:  Closed (Closed to visitors unless they are participating in a program)

 

Josiah Henson Museum and Park

December 24: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

December 25: Closed

December 31: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

January 1:  Closed

 

Locust Grove Nature Center

December 23ꟷJanuary 2: Closed

 

Cabin John Ice Rink and Wheaton Ice Arena
December 24: Closes at 3 p.m.

December 25: Closed

December 31: Closes at 3 p.m.

January 1: Opens 12 p.m.

Pauline Betz Addie Tennis and Wheaton Indoor Tennis
December 24: Closes at 3 p.m.

December 25: Closed

December 31: Closes at 3 p.m.

January 1: Open 12 to 6 p.m.

South Germantown Driving Range

December 24: Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

December 25: Closed

December 31: Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

January 1: Closed

 

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