Mother’s Day Activities in Montgomery Parks This Weekend

by MCS Staff

Give Mom  the gift of parks for Mother’s Day weekend (May 5 to 8, 2022)! Below you’ll see Montgomery Parks’ Picks to show one of the most important people in your life just how much you care.

Two adults dance together. The man has his left hand on his shoulder and spins around the woman. Both are smiling. They are outdoors in a park.


Treat Mom to a night of dance. Take her for a free salsa lesson then dance to live music at Salsa in the Park(opens in a new tab) on Thursday, May 5, 5 pm to 8 pm, at North Four Corners Local Park in Silver Spring. Free admission!

A woman is at an outdoor yoga class. Her arm is outstretched and the other hand is on the mat. Stretch

Mom may just want some quiet, relaxing time. So, pack mats and bring her to free yoga sessions: Sunset Yoga(opens in a new tab) on Thursday, May 5, 6:30 pm, at Long Branch-Arliss Local Park, and Yoga in the Park(opens in a new tab) on Saturday, May 7, 9 am, at Josiah Henson Museum and Park.

People skating at a public skating session at Wheaton Ice Arena.


Is Mom more of a winter person? Our indoor ice rinks have special Mother’s Day Skates on Sunday, May 8: Cabin John Ice Rink(opens in a new tab), 12:30 pm to 2 pm, and Wheaton Ice Arena(opens in a new tab), 3 pm to 5 pm. Moms skate free with one paid admission!

Purple azaleas in bloom.


Moms interested in gardening will enjoy time at Brookside Gardens(opens in a new tab). Stroll  and wonder at the azaleas and other springtime blooms. Give Mom double plant-time by also visiting our other botanical garden–McCrillis Gardens(opens in a new tab)!

Two parents stand and two children sit and work on making clay pots. They are outdoors around a table at Archaeology Day at Needwood Mansion.


Does Mom love history? Then, spend a day at our historic sites! Start off Saturday, May 7, at Archaeology Day(opens in a new tab) at Needwood Mansion where Mom can throw a spear, make a clay pot, try tinsmithing, and tour the nineteenth century house and archaeology lab. Then, head to Woodlawn Museum(opens in a new tab) to learn about agricultural life at Woodlawn Manor and the people who lived there in the 1800s. Wrap up your day of exploring the past at Josiah Henson Museum(opens in a new tab) and be inspired by the life of Reverend Josiah Henson.


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