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Montgomery Parks Open Parkway Program

Montgomery Parks Open Parkway Program


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Montgomery Parks, which is part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is extending its “Open Parkways” initiative to allow pedestrians and bicyclists to use parkways on weekends until further notice. On Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4-8, the parkways will be open for recreation and exercise from 9 a.m. on Friday through 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

After Labor Day weekend, Little Falls Parkway will be open to pedestrians and cyclists only on weekends starting at 7 a.m. on Saturdays through 6 p.m. on Sunday. Sligo Creek Parkway and Beach Drive will be open to pedestrians and bicyclists from 9 a.m. on Fridays through 6 p.m. on Sundays.

“People are really taking advantage of the open parkways as a great way to exercise and enjoy nature while still being able to stay safe during the COVID-19 crisis,” said Mike Riley, director of Montgomery Parks. “The recent decision by Montgomery County Public Schools to hold school virtually for the first semester reminds us that we are still very much in the midst of the pandemic and need these outdoor opportunities. In response, we plan to continue this initiative until further notice.” 

The program includes the following parkway portions: 

  • Sligo Creek Parkway:
    • Old Carroll Avenue to Piney Branch Road (1.1 miles)
    • Forest Glen Road to University Boulevard West (1.5 miles)
  • Little Falls Parkway from Massachusetts Ave. to Arlington Rd. (1.3 miles)
  • Beach Drive from Connecticut Avenue to Knowles Avenue (2.7 miles)

Users of the parkways should follow COVID-19 safety guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as those established by Maryland and Montgomery County.


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Comment balloon 5 commentsRoy Kelley • August 31 2020 03:47PM



So happy for you, I find that being outside in nature is healing and a mood uplifter.  Happy Monday to Dolores and you.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 3 months ago

This is very nice to read. Larry and I enjoy this type of activity and would like to see this happening in our areas too.

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 3 months ago

Roy, what a great plan, as we are seeing more and more bikers in our area too.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 3 months ago

I had to look at that parkway photo twice.  It looks nearly identical to our American River Parkway here in Sacramento.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 3 months ago

Your comments are always welcome and are very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 3 months ago