Activities Around MoCo Parks From July 1- July 4

by MCS Staff

”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!” by Montgomery Parks

Boats

Go paddling! Black Hill Boats(opens in a new tab) is open Thursday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm, and Lake Needwood Boats(opens in a new tab) is open Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm.

A boy stands beneath the waterfall feature at South Germantown SplashPark and MiniGolf.

Waterplay

Let the kids enjoy water play, or challenge everyone to a game of miniature golf. South Germantown SplashPark and MiniGolf (opens in a new tab)is open this Thursday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm, but closed Monday.

An adult and child ride the miniature train at Wheaton Regional Park.

Miniature Trains

Take a spin on a carousel or a trip on a miniature train. Wheaton Train and Carousel(opens in a new tab) is open Thursday and Friday, 12 pm to 5 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. Cabin John Train(opens in a new tab) is open Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. Purchase tickets at train station.

An adult tennis player leans in to hit a tennis ball.Tennis

Cool down during indoors ice skating or a tennis match. Visit our website for public skating schedules at Cabin John Ice Rink(opens in a new tab) and Wheaton Ice Arena(opens in a new tab). Book a court for a match at Pauline Betz Addie Tennis Center(opens in a new tab) or Wheaton Indoor Tennis(opens in a new tab). All indoor ice and tennis facilities are closed Monday, July 4.

Small flying squirrel sits at the end of a wooden box hanging from a tree.

Squirrels

Discover Maryland’s small nocturnal squirrels at Brookside Nature Center during the Flying Squirrels(opens in a new tab) program on Friday, July 1, 9 pm, and Ardillas Voladoras(opens in a new tab) on Saturday, July 2, 9 pm. Ardillas Voladoras program is in Spanish. Register, please.

People standing in the woods gather around an adult who is taking them on a hike. They all stand near a large dead tree.

History

Trek into history on the Underground Railroad Trail Guided Hike(opens in a new tab) 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.

A hand holds a snake. There is person in the background with an open book.Reading

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(opens in a new tab) on Saturday, July 2, 4 pm to 6 pm. Sign up for a thirty minute time slot.

Red fireworks with purple centers in a dark sky.

Fireworks

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 (opens in a new tab)on Saturday, July 2, 9:15 pm, and Germantown Glory (opens in a new tab)on Monday, July 4, 9:15 pm.

For these and other programs and events, 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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