Ribbon Cutting & Reopening of the In-Line Hockey Rink at Ridge Road Recreational Park was held on September 28!
The Washington Capitals joined the Montgomery Parks Foundation and Montgomery Parks for the ribbon cutting and reopening of the In-Line Hockey Rink at Ridge Road Recreational Park. The Washington Capitals partnered with Montgomery Parks to create a state-of-the-art rink with a new playing surface, scoreboard, backboards, players seating areas, and fencing. Following the ribbon cutting, the Washington Capitals hosted free street hockey clinics for youth ages 8-14.
Big changes have taken place at Josiah Henson Park since construction began in January 2019!
Contractors are prepping the site of the new Visitor Center, which will transform the visitor experience through impactful interpretative exhibits, telling the inspirational story of Josiah Henson.
The Riley/Bolton House, built in 1932, is receiving special attention to the restoration of the house’s original period details. When the Park reopens, visitors will see new posts supporting the screened-in porch and the cladding will be painted a color used during that time period.
In addition, Parks is currently inspecting the structural aspects of the Riley/Bolton House by peaking behind the walls and inspecting the original oak joist supporting the floor.
We will continue to update our supporters as construction makes headway on this exciting project. Stay tuned!
NEW! COMMEMORATIVE PAVERS
Josiah Henson Museum & Education Center
Follow in the footsteps of Reverend Henson and support his legacy to enlighten and educate the next generation. Dedicate an engraved paver that will be placed along the Josiah Henson “Footsteps to Freedom” path to help sustain a historic resource of local, state, national and international significance.
Your generous donation will help support the exhibits and programs at the Josiah Henson Park Museum and Education Center, ensuring our community, for generations to come, will continue to follow in his footsteps.
The Montgomery Parks Foundation is pleased to provide donors with the opportunity to honor family, friends, and colleagues. Pavers have space for three, six, and eight lines of text. Each line can accommodate 20 characters, which includes punctuation and spaces between words.
Josiah Henson Park is on the verge of becoming a world-class museum and education center with your help! There will be a new Visitor Center on the site, along with a rehabilitated historic house with professional exhibits on Josiah Henson’s life and the history of slavery in Montgomery County and Maryland. Be a part of making this historic site an international cultural destination. DONATE NOW!
SEED Classroom for Black Hill Nature Programs.
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! DONATE NOW!
Marye Wells-Harley Dream Camp Scholarship.
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 to attend the Montgomery Parks’ summer camp of their choice. Summer camp provides fun and life-changing experiences to area children, but due to financial constraints, some children are sidelined. This Fund provides Montgomery County families facing financial challenges the opportunity to give their children the emorable experience of summer camp. DONATE NOW!
Brookside Gardens’ 50th anniversary.
Brookside Gardens is Montgomery Parks’ award-winning, 50-acre premier horticultural display garden located in Wheaton, MD. Now approaching its 50th anniversary, help us celebrate another 50 years of creative garden displays that inspire and inform the community. DONATE NOW!
Combined Federal Campaign #88191