Montgomery Parks Extends Open Parkways through Presidents Day, Announces Operating Hours

by Patrick Herron

Per Montgomery Parks:

WHEATON, Md. – Montgomery Parks(opens in a new tab), part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is extending the hours for its Open Parkways initiative (opens in a new tab)for the Presidents Day holiday weekend through Tuesday, February 22, at 7 a.m.

Open Parkways Schedule 

Portions of Sligo Creek Parkway and Beach Drive will be open to pedestrians and bicyclists for exercise and recreation Friday, February 18, at 9 a.m. through Tuesday, February 22, at 7 a.m.

Sligo Creek Parkway(opens in a new tab):

  • Old Carroll Avenue to Piney Branch Road (1.1 miles)
  • Forest Glen Road to University Boulevard West (1.5 miles)
  • Beach Drive(opens in a new tab) from Connecticut Avenue to Knowles Avenue (2.7 miles)

Open to pedestrians and cyclists from Saturday, February 19 at 7 a.m. thru Tuesday, February 22 at 7 a.m.:

  • Little Falls Parkway from River Road to Arlington Road (1 mile)

Presidents Day Weekend Facility Operating Hours & Programs 

The following facilities remain open, including onPresidents Day, Monday, February 21, 2022

The following facilities will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, February 21, 2022

Residents should be advised that restrooms may not be available at certain locations, due to facility closures. Please plan ahead.

Visit (opens in a new tab)for a complete list of programming and operating hours.

About Montgomery Parks 
Montgomery Parks manages more than 37,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 421 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. in a new tab)

Montgomery Parks, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Program Access Office at 301-495-2581(Voice/TTY), MD Relay 7-1-1 or 800-552-7724 or in a new tab) to request a disability modification. Visit in a new tab) for more information.


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