Winter Hours Announced for Open Parkways Program, Which Opens Portions of Sligo Creek Parkway, Beach Drive, and Little Falls Parkway to Pedestrians/Cyclists for Recreation

by MCS Staff
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Montgomery Parks has announced new winter hours for the Open Parkways Program beginning on Sunday, November 7, 2021.

The program opens portions of Sligo Creek Parkway, Beach Drive, and Little Falls Parkway to pedestrians and cyclists for recreation.

“We are pleased to see so many residents enjoying our open parkways. For the safety of all users and staff, we will once again adjust the program hours as the days get shorter so that the opening of the gates on Sunday evenings occurs during daylight,” said Darren Flusche, Acting Division Chief, Park Planning & Stewardship Division.

Open Parkways Winter Schedule:
Open to pedestrians and cyclists from Fridays at 9 a.m. through Sundays 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 (2.7 miles)

Open to pedestrians and cyclists from Saturdays at 7 a.m. through Sundays at 4 p.m.

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

Montgomery Parks launched the Open Parkways Program in March 2020 to provide more outdoor space for recreation and exercise in response to COVID-19. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the initiative, the program remains in effect. The spring/summer Open Parkways schedule which keeps the parkways open for recreational use through Sundays at 6 p.m. is expected to resume in March 2022

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