Montgomery Parks Seeks Community Thoughts on Use of Nature Centers

Montgomery Parks has created an online survey that asks the public for ideas on what facility hours and types of programs they would like to see in the county’s nature centers, among other information.

“Montgomery Parks is aiming to meet the needs of our community, many of whom discovered how important nature is to their health and wellbeing over the last two years,” said Angela Yau, a Montgomery Parks nature facility and program manager, in a press release.

“This survey will help us plan when and where to best offer programming that works for our community, including the expansion of programs for seniors and those with special needs as we know access to nature is a key component of wellness,” she continued. “We are also seeking input for new initiatives like the Nature on Wheels programming and self-guided hikes and exhibits.” 

Montgomery Parks manages four nature centers and one nature classroom throughout the county, including Black Hill Nature Programs at Black Hill Regional Park, Brookside Nature Center in Wheaton Regional Park, Locust Grove Nature Center in Cabin John Regional Park, Meadowside Nature Center in Rock Creek Regional Park and Maydale Nature Classroom in Maydale Conservation Park.

The department has recently launched its mobile nature center—Nature on Wheels, which allows programming to be accessed almost anywhere, according to the release.

The survey will take about 13 minutes to complete and will be available until the end of January.

Montgomery Parks graphic via Twitter

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