It may be winter, but there are plenty of events and activities at Montgomery parks and facilities. Check them out below, courtesy of Montgomery Parks:
Gardens: Winter is the perfect time to learn about the bones of a botanical garden without the distraction of leaves or flowers. Explore architectural elements that shape the Brookside Gardens during its Winter Tour(opens in a new tab) on Saturday, January 28, at 10 am. This event is for adults eighteen and older only.
Nature: Have a child with lots of energy? Children ages four to twelve will enjoy Wild Child Hike(opens in a new tab) as they enjoy movement and adventure during Wild Child Hike on Friday, January 27, at 1 pm. Register at least one day in advance so Black Hill Nature Programs’ staff can contact you with meeting location. It may be hard to find wildlife when it’s cold outdoors. But, they are there. Learn way to find them during Tracks and Traces(opens in a new tab) on Saturday, January 28, 10 am, at Brookside Nature Center. Best for ages five to eleven.
If you are bird lover, you will enjoy Brookside Nature Center’s Woodpeckers of Winter (opens in a new tab)program on Sunday, January 29, at 10 am. Hike with staff to listen for their calls and look for signs of their activities. This program is for individuals sixteen and older.
Volunteering: Set aside time for volunteering with Montgomery Parks this weekend. Help pick up litter during the park and stream cleanup at Cloverly Loop Trail (opens in a new tab)on Friday, January 27, at 10 am.
We are looking for individuals to help remove invasive and nonnative plants at three Weed Warrior events. On Saturday, January 28, lend helping hands at Sligo Creek Stream Valley Park(opens in a new tab)at 9 am and at Capital Crescent Trail and Little Falls Parkway(opens in a new tab) at 10 am. Then, roll up your sleeves to assist at Rock Creek Stream Valley Park behind Broome Gym(opens in a new tab) on Sunday, January 29, at 1 pm.
And, there are so many other ways to get active in the parks this weekend. Go ice skating(opens in a new tab). Play tennis(opens in a new tab)indoors. Go biking or hiking on our trails(opens in a new tab) or Open Parkways(opens in a new tab).