Projects that strengthen the community, provide educational resources, and create greater stewardship within the parks.
Josiah Henson Park is on the verge of becoming a world-class museum and cultural landmark! There will be a new museum on the site, along with a rehabilitated historic house with professional exhibits about Josiah Henson’s life and the history of slavery in Montgomery County and Maryland. With construction currently underway, we are fast-approaching the grand re-opening in late fall. Please be a part of making this historic site an international cultural destination. LEARN MORE
A SEED classroom is a sustainable, net-zero energy, net-zero water, non-toxic, modular learning space built to the Living Building Challenge standards. Naturalist staff will be able to incorporate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) curriculum into programming based on the functions of the classroom. The structure is much more than a mere building, it is a teaching tool with the power to educate and inspire both children and adults! LEARN MORE
To honor Marye Wells-Harley’s legacy to parks and recreation in our area, The Marye Wells-Harley Dream Camp Scholarship Fund was created to provide scholarships for children and teens from underserved communities the chance to attend the Montgomery Parks’ summer camp of their choice. This fund provides Montgomery County families, facing financial challenges, the opportunity to give their children the memorable experience of summer camp. LEARN MORE
Brookside Gardens is Montgomery Parks’ award-winning, 50-acre premier horticultural display garden located in Wheaton, MD. Having recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, help us celebrate another 50 years of creative garden displays that inspire and inform the community. Brookside Gardens offers formal and landscaped gardens, conservatories filled with changing seasonal displays, and educational programs for all ages. LEARN MORE
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