February 10, 2021

Montgomery Parks Offering Special Programs to Celebrate Black History Month and Other Special February Events

Programs to celebrate Black History Month and other special February events are being offered by Montgomery Parks, which is part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

The Black History Month series will feature programs that highlight the stories, struggles and successes of African Americans. Those programs will include:
Other Montgomery Parks special programs in February will include:
  • Sweetheart Shuffle Fun Run. Sunday, Feb. 14. A heart-healthy and fun activity for Valentine’s Day. Sign up for the Sweetheart Shuffle Fun Run at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Park. The event will feature staggered start times beginning at 2 p.m. to ensure proper physical distancing. Participants can walk or run along the 0.8-mile hard surface HeartSmart Trail and be entertained by the multiple photo stations, string lights and decorated trees. Registration is required.
  • Waterfowl Festival. Black Hill Nature Programs is celebrating waterfowl with in-person and virtual programs and events during the Virtual Waterfowl Festival throughout the month of February. Watch waterfowl from the Black Hill Visitor Center deck, learn how to make a soap duck and play waterfowl trivia.
  • Maple Sugaring Self-Guided Walk. Currently ongoing. Learn about the maple sugaring process through a self-guided trail at Brookside Nature Center. Visitors can look for maple leaf signs starting at the parking lot at 1400 Glenallan Ave. The walk includes interpretative panels explaining the history and process of making maple sugar. The Maple Trail walk is free and open from dawn to dusk. Bottles of maple syrup and maple sugar treats will be on sale on the Nature Center deck on Saturdays from 11 a.m.– 2:30 p.m. and on Sundays 1-4 p.m.
  • Virtual Winter Bingo. Virtual Bingo provides a safe, fun way for residents to enjoy and explore parks this winter. To participate, residents can download the February bingo card filled with 24 winter activities. Complete five activity squares in a vertical, horizontal or diagonal row to collect bingo. Individuals who submit photos of the completed activities will be entered into a drawing to receive a $50 Active Montgomery credit that can be used for Montgomery Parks’ classes, programs or facility rentals.
Visit MontgomeryParks.org for a complete list of virtual and outdoor programming.