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This fun-filled blog provides updates and information and Montgomery County Recreation programs and activities. Please send comments, questions, and anything else you would like to share to T.Recs@montgomerycountymd.gov. Be sure to check back often; you never know…your comments or pictures could be posted next!

Friday, August 01, 2014

Food, Fun & Fitness Program” Wraps Up Successful Summer

The Recreation Department’s Food, Fun & Fitness Program wrapped up this afternoon. The program has ensured that children had access to nutritious lunches during the summer months. The six-week program is an example of the kinds of programs that Montgomery Recreation is seeking to provide to a wide segment of students of all ages.

Offered in partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools, Food, Fun & Fitness was a recreational lunchtime program offered free to County students. Participants received a healthy lunch and engaged in fun, recreational activities. Children learned about making healthy nutritional choices while participating in physical activity, games, arts and crafts.

More than 14,000 meals were served this summer, and 379 students were enrolled in the recreation program.

The program was offered at Fox Chapel, Francis Scott Key and Maryvale Elementary schools; Argyle and Roberto W. Clemente Middle schools; and John F. Kennedy High School.

Check out the video about the benefits “Food, Fun & Fitness.


POSTED: 3:34:00 PM |

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Silver Spring Concert Series

Mark your calendar for the Silver Spring’s long-running, popular Thursday Night Concert!  The free, outdoor concerts feature a wide range of musicians for the whole family to enjoy. The concerts are held Thursday evenings, June 26 – August 14, from 7 to 9 p.m., on Veterans Plaza at the Silver Spring Civic Building, Ellsworth Dr. and Fenton St. Performances are cancelled due to weather only if it is raining at 7 p.m.
A raffle, with prizes for children and adults, is held at each concert. Attendees may bring picnics or get food from one of the many nearby restaurants.
Following are the upcoming concerts:   
July 10 – ROADDOG (R&B, Blues)
July 17 – Ocho de Bastos (Latin Rock)
July 24 – Moxie Blues Band (Blues)
July 31 – Second Wind (Rock & Roll Covers)
August 7 – Eddie Becker Band (Rock, Soul, R&B)
August 14 – Project Natale (Jazz)
The concerts are sponsored by Discovery Communications, Live Nation, Montgomery County, the Silver Spring Urban District, Montgomery County Recreation and the Foundation to Celebrate Downtown Silver Spring.
POSTED: 8:00:00 AM |

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Montgomery County Recreation Presents World Cup Viewing Party

     Montgomery County will host a free World Cup Soccer Final Viewing Party on Sunday, July 13 at Silver Spring Veterans Plaza at the corner of Fenton St. and Ellsworth Dr. The final match for the 2014 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. will be aired on a Jumbotron television.

     Low lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are welcome at the event. There are many good restaurants within close walking distance. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted.

     “Soccer touches the lives of so many around the world, including myself,” said Recreation Department Director Gabe Albornoz. “I am very proud Montgomery County is able to provide this venue for everyone to come together to enjoy the culmination of this important sporting event that means so much to so many people.” 

Graphic: World Cup Soccer Final on a Jumbotron at Veterans Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring

POSTED: 8:23:00 AM |

Monday, July 07, 2014

Be Cool at the Pool!

Pools are a great way to keep cool during the hot summer months. The Recreation Department has seven outdoor pools that are open to keep you cool during the hot summer months!

Bethesda Outdoor Pool (BOP)
Facilities include a six-lane wide 50-meter long Z-shaped Main Pool with a six lane 25-meter course into the diving well, which features one half-meter and one-meter boards, and a "drop" slide; a separate Tot Pool; a shallow water Teach Pool, and a six-lane Lap Pool. Also included area a snack bar, bathhouse and lawn areas with shade structures.
Little Falls Parkway and Hillandale Road, Bethesda

Germantown Outdoor Pool (GOP)
Facilities include an eight lane, 25-meter Main Pool with one-meter and hald-meter diving boards, a separate Leisure Pool featuring two water slides and two cross walk features, Tot Pool, snack bar, bathhouse, and lawn areas.
18905 Kingsview Drive, Germantown

Long Branch Outdoor Pool (LB)
Includes a six lane, L-shaped 25-meter Main Pool, a Teach Pool, a Tot Pool, and a snack bar, bathhouse and lawn areas.
8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring

Martin Luther King, Jr. Outdoor Pool (MLKO)
This facility features a six lane, 50-meter L-shaped Main Pool, with an eight lane, 25-meter course into the diving area, which offers one half-meter and one-meter boards. The separate Leisure Pool consists of a shallow water lagoon with slides and water play features, surrounded by a circular "Lazy River" for riding inner tubes with the current. Als provided are a bathouse with showers and First Aid areas; a separate Tot Pool and lawn areas with shade structures.
1201 Jackson Road, Silver Spring

Upper County Outdoor Pool (UC)
This facility includes an eight lane, 25-meter Main Pool with two one-meter diving boards; a separate shallow water Leisure Pool with a water slide, Tot Pool, snack bar, bathhouse and lawn areas.
8211 Emory Grove Road, Gaithersburg, MD

Western County Outdoor Pool (WC)
Facilities include a six lane, 25-meter Main Pool and an eight lane, 25-meter swim course, with one-meter and half-meter diving boards. A separate shallow water Leisure Pool has fountains, sprays and kiddie slides. An Activity Pool has two flume slides and crosswalks. A Tot Pool, snack bar, bathhouse, and lawn areas are also provided.
20151 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville

Wheaton/Glenmont Outdoor Pool (GL)
Facilities include a six lane, 50-meter Main Pool and an eight lane, 25-meter swim course, with one-meter and half-meter diving boards. A separate shallow water Leisure Pool has fountains, sprays and kiddie slides. An Activity Pool has two flume slides and crosswalks. A Tot Pool, snack bar, bathhouse, and lawn areas are also provided.
12621 Dalewood Drive, Wheaton

POSTED: 10:36:00 AM |

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Water Safety Day!

Montgomery County Recreation is joining the Recreation departments in Gaithersburg and Rockville to host a free Water Safety Day event on Friday, May 30 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Water Park at Bohrer Park, 512 S. Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg.
“I encourage families to participate in this free and educational event,” said County Executive Isiah Leggett. “This is an excellent opportunity for our residents to learn effective ways to protect themselves and their loved ones from unnecessary injury as the summer swim season gets underway.”
The free event will include information stations that provide resources on a variety of topics, including swim level testing, the importance of personal flotation devices, how to safely reach and assist someone struggling in the water and the importance of using sunscreen to prevent serious skin damage.
Anyone attending Water Safety Day who visits the various information booths is welcome to stay and enjoy a free swim. Anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information about the event, call Carrie Headen at 240-777-8060.
POSTED: 10:33:00 AM |
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