“Picnic in the Park” Launched to Promote County Parks, Restaurants

Montgomery Parks has joined with Visit Montgomery, the county’s tourism and destination marketing organization, to launch “Picnic in the Park,” a program to promote both local parks and area restaurants.

The initiative launched in nine county parks to make it easy for park visitors to find nearby restaurants offering takeout and delivery.

Each park has signs with a QR code that visitors can scan to be connected to the MoCo Eats website, a Visit Montgomery online restaurant directory with more than 800 listings.

The site allows park visitors to connect and order directly from a nearby restaurant. Each park has a designated delivery area where picnickers can meet a driver and pick up their order.

Locally, the participating parks are Jesup Blair Local Park (900 Jesup Blair Dr.), Acorn Urban Park (8060 Newell St.) and Takoma Urban Park (7035 Carroll Ave.).

“With this program, we are supporting local businesses and encouraging residents and visitors to explore our park system while enjoying a takeout or delivered meal from a diverse array of restaurants near the parks,” said Mike Riley, director of Montgomery Parks, in a press release.

The program could expand to more locations in the fall, according to the announcement.

Photo from Cory Van Horn (Visit Montgomery)

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