Montgomery Parks Announces Programming and Operating Hours, Extends Open Parkways for July 4th Holiday

by MCS Staff

Montgomery Parks announces Fourth of July operating hours, including extending its Open Parkways through Tuesday, July 5, at 7 a.m. for the holiday weekend, except for the portion of Little Falls Parkway which is closed to pedestrians and bikers for a traffic study.

Open Parkways Schedule

The Open Parkways schedule will be extended for the holiday until 7 a.m., Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

Portions of Sligo Creek Parkway and Beach Drive will be open to pedestrians and bicyclists for exercise and recreation.

Open to pedestrians and bicyclists (closed to motor vehicles), from Friday, July 1, at 9 a.m., to Tuesday, July 5, at 7 a.m.

  • Sligo Creek Parkway
  • Old Carroll Avenue to Piney Branch Road (1.1 miles)
  • Forest Glen Road to University Boulevard West (1.5 miles)
  • Beach Drive from Connecticut Avenue to Knowles Avenue (2.7 miles)

The Open Parkways program on Little Falls Parkway is suspended while a traffic study is underway for that portion of the parkway.

Fourth of July Holiday Weekend Facility Operating Hours 

The following is a sampling of facilities that are open during the holiday weekend.

The South Germantown SplashPark & Mini-Golf: open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily (closed Mondays).

Kayak, canoe, rowboats, and pedal boat rentals at Lake Needwood in Rock Creek Regional Park and Little Seneca Lake in Black Hill Regional Park: Lake Needwood, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Little Seneca Lake, Thursday to Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The following facilities will be CLOSED on  Monday, July 4, 2022

Need a jump-start on your weekend planning? Visit the Parks Picks blog for a weekly list of fun things to do or see in Montgomery Parks.

About Montgomery Parks 
Montgomery Parks manages more than 37,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 420 parks. Montgomery Parks is a department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high-quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems.


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