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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!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Montgomery County Guide for Recreation and Parks Programs Available!

The Fall issue of the Montgomery County Guide for Recreation and Parks Programs is now available.  Registration opens for programs and classes on Monday, August 18.  
The guide features hundreds of activities and programs that make it easy to enjoy a healthier and more active lifestyle, inclu
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ding sports, therapeutic recreation services and active adult senior programming.    
Registration is available in one of four ways:  online, by mail, fax or in person at the Montgomery County Recreation Administrative Offices at 4010 Randolph Rd., Silver Spring.
Print copies of the guide are available at recreation centers, park facilities, aquatic and senior centers and public libraries. Residents who prefer receiving the guide by mail can pay an annual subscription fee of $5 and receive a full year of five issues (Summer, Fall, Winter, Summer Camps and Spring). To view the guide online, or to sign up for a subscription, go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec.  
For more information, call 240-777-6840.
POSTED: 10:17:00 AM |

Friday, August 08, 2014

Upper County Outdoor Pool Reopens

    outdoor poolsMontgomery County Recreation will reopen the Upper County Outdoor Pool, 8211 Emory Grove Road in Gaithersburg on Saturday, August 9 at noon. The pool was closed this past Wednesday due to a break in the main water line going into the pool. The necessary repairs have been completed.
     “It is good news that we are able to get the Upper County Pool so that our residents can continue to enjoy the pool for the remaining summer season”, said Recreation Department Division Chief Robin Riley. “We are very appreciative to our Department of General Services Team for completing the repairs so quickly.”
POSTED: 1:51:00 PM |

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Upper County Outdoor Pool is Closed for Emergency Repairs

     Yikes! The Upper County Outdoor Pool at 8211 Emory Grove Road in Gaithersburg has temporarily closed for emergency repairs on a main water line into the pool/facility.  At this time, we don’t have an estimated timeframe for completion of repairs but will give updates and we learn more.
     The Therapeutic Recreation Summer Swim scheduled for August 7 will be canceled. Interested participants are encouraged to register for Summer Swim scheduled at Martin Luther King, Jr. Pool on August 16
     In the meantime, you may want to check out one of the other six outdoor pools.
  •    Betheda Outdoor Pool
    Little Falls Parkway and Hillandale Road, Bethesda
  •    Germantown Outdoor Pool
    18905 Kingsview Drive, Germantown
  •    Long Branch Outdoor Pool
    8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring
  •    Martin Luther King, Jr. Outdoor Pool
    1201 Jackson Road, Silver Spring
  •  Western County Outdoor Pool
    20151 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville
  •   Wheaton/Glenmont Outdoor Pool
    12621 Dalewood Drive, Wheaton
POSTED: 2:40:00 PM |

Monday, August 04, 2014

Congratulations to Our Teen Works Graduates!

Seventy-five local young people recently completed a major first step toward defining positive goals for their futures when they graduated from the County’s 2014 Teen Works Program.

Introduced by the Montgomery County Recreation Department in 2012, Teen Works is a comprehensive youth development work program that aims to address the growing trend of youth who are challenged to find meaningful employment. It features an occupational component that provides opportunity for teens to develop work experiences and an education component that provides leadership training.
Teen Works is offered year round for Montgomery County high school students age 16 to graduation. Teens are placed in public-sector and non-profit jobs throughout the County. They can work up to four hours per day or eight hours on weekends during the school year, or 40 hours per week during the summer months, earning minimum wage, that is paid by the County.
The year-end ceremony for the Teen Works graduates, held at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington on July 30, was attended by Councilmembers Craig Rice and Nancy Navarro.
Hear more about the program and what it has meant to some of the graduates in a new Teen Works video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JBhWuomXog&feature=youtu.be

POSTED: 9:15:00 AM |

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 |
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