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Montgomery Parks Announces Programming and Operating Hours, Extends Open Parkways for July 4th Holiday – Montgomery Parks

Montgomery County, MD
June 28, 2022

WHEATON, Md. – Montgomery Parks, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, announces Fourth of July operating hours, including extending its Open Parkways through Tuesday, July 5, at 7 a.m. for the holiday weekend, except for the portion of Little Falls Parkway which is closed to pedestrians and bikers for a traffic study.
Open Parkways Schedule 
The Open Parkways schedule will be extended for the holiday until 7 a.m., Tuesday, July 5, 2022.
Portions of Sligo Creek Parkway and Beach Drive will be open to pedestrians and bicyclists for exercise and recreation. 
Open to pedestrians and bicyclists (closed to motor vehicles), from Friday, July 1, at 9 a.m., to Tuesday, July 5, at 7 a.m. 
The Open Parkways program on Little Falls Parkway is suspended while a traffic study is underway for that portion of the parkway.
Fourth of July Holiday Weekend Facility Operating Hours 
The following is a sampling of facilities that are open during the holiday weekend. 
The South Germantown SplashPark & Mini-Golf: open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily (closed Mondays).   
Kayak, canoe, rowboats, and pedal boat rentals at Lake Needwood in Rock Creek Regional Park and Little Seneca Lake in Black Hill Regional Park: Lake Needwood, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Little Seneca Lake, Thursday to Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  
 The following facilities will be CLOSED on  Monday, July 4, 2022 
Need a jump-start on your weekend planning? Visit the Parks Picks blog for a weekly list of fun things to do or see in Montgomery Parks.
About Montgomery Parks         
Montgomery Parks manages more than 37,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 420 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. www.MontgomeryParks.org     
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 ProgramAccess@MontgomeryParks.org to request a disability modification. Visit www.MontgomeryParks.org/access for more information.
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