Open Parkways Hours Extended During Holiday Weeks by Montgomery Parks

by MCS Staff

WHEATON, Md. – Montgomery Parks is extending the hours for its open parkways initiative during the upcoming holiday weeks. As a cost-savings measure, the parkways will open one day earlier to prevent employees from working during holiday hours.

Open Parkways Schedule for Weeks of December 20 and 27, 2021

Open to pedestrians and cyclists from Thursday, December 23, 2021, at 9 a.m. through Sunday, December 26, 2021, at 4 p.m., and Thursday, December 30, 2021, at 9 a.m.– Sunday, January 2, 2022, at 4 p.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 (2.9 miles)

Open to pedestrians and cyclists from Thursday, December 23, 2021, at 7 a.m. through Sunday, December 26, 2021, at 4 p.m., and Thursday, December 30, 2021, at 7 a.m. through Sunday, January 2, 2022, at 4 p.m.:

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

Holiday operating hours:

Brookside Gardens Garden of Lights: 

  • Open through January 2, 2022, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Advance timed-entry tickets required, available for purchase here(opens in a new tab))
  • Closed December 24 – 25, 2021

Nature Centers:

  • Meadowside Nature Center – closed for renovation work
  • Brookside Nature Center – closed for renovation work
  • Locust Grove Nature Center – closed December 24, 2021 – January 1, 2022
  • Black Hill Visitor Center – closed December 24, 25, 31, 2021 and January 1, 2022

Friday, December 24, 2021 

  • Montgomery Parks’ Headquarters, Customer Service, and Permit Offices (Closed)
  • Brookside Gardens Visitors Center (Closed)
  • Closing at 3 p.m.: Cabin John Ice Rink, Wheaton Ice Arena, Pauline Bentz Addie Tennis  Center, Wheaton Indoor Tennis, Wheaton Sports Pavilion and South Germanton Driving Range

Saturday, December 25, 2021 

  • Montgomery Parks’ Headquarters, Customer Service, and Permit Offices (Closed)
  • Brookside Gardens Visitor Center (Closed)
  • Cabin John Ice Rink, Wheaton Ice Arena, Pauline Betz Addie Tennis Center, Wheaton Indoor Tennis, Wheaton Sports Pavilion, South Germantown Driving Range (Closed)

Friday, December 31, 2021  

  • Montgomery Parks’ Headquarters, Customer Service, and Permit Offices (Closed)
  • Closing at 3 p.m.: Cabin John Ice Rink, Wheaton Ice Arena, Pauline Bentz Addie Tennis

Center, Wheaton Indoor Tennis, Wheaton Sports Pavilion, and South Germantown  Driving Range

Saturday, January 1, 2022

  • Montgomery Parks’ Headquarters, Customer Service, and Permit Offices (Closed)
  • South Germantown Driving Range (Closed)
  • Opening at 12 p.m.: Cabin John Ice Rink, Wheaton Ice Arena, Pauline Bentz Addie Tennis Center, Wheaton Indoor Tennis, Wheaton Sports Pavilion
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Harriet Shugerman December 15, 2021 - 8:42 pm

Why should so many be inconvenienced with extended closure hours of Little Falls Parkway?? How many County/Park Service employees does it take to manage closure from 12/25-12/26

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