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Discover Gaithersburg During Park and Recreation Month in July


Gaithersburg, MD – (July 3, 2018)  On July 2, 2018, the City of Gaithersburg joined in the national celebration of Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), with the issuing of an official Mayor and City Council proclamation. This year’s theme, “A Lifetime of Discovery,” challenges children and adults to explore the “undiscovered” roles of local parks and recreation. To celebrate, the City is offering a variety of unique programs and open houses throughout the month of July.


“Issuing this proclamation will remind Gaithersburg residents of the importance of our Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture’s facilities and programs,” said Director Michele Potter. “We hope to encourage all to discover a new experience while on their own lifetime of discovery.”


Upcoming open houses and events:


Gaithersburg Community Museum Open House

July 10, 6 – 7:30 p.m., 9 South Summit Avenue

Enjoy toys and games in addition to the splash park (weather permitting).


Casey Community Center Open House

July 11, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., 810 South Frederick Avenue

Enjoy music, games, balloons, food, and raffles. Join in the fun and explore all the exciting activities Casey Community Center has planned.


Kentlands Mansion Garden Ribbon Cutting

July 12, 6 – 7:30 p.m., 320 Kent Square Road

Join City of Gaithersburg elected officials for a special ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the enhanced outdoor garden that now features a water fountain, flowering trees and a flagstone walkway. The evening will feature live painting by Michelle Izquierdo, a Murder Mystery teaser by a Taste for Murder Productions, and complimentary refreshments by Stone Soup Catering. The ceremony is free and open to the public.


Activity Center at Bohrer Park Fitness Zone Open House

July 13, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., 506 South Frederick Avenue

Enjoy a complimentary work out at the Activity Center’s Fitness Zone. While at the Activity Center, view the “Big, Bold and Beautiful” art exhibit.


Arts Barn Open House

July 14, 2 – 5 p.m., 311 Kent Square Road

Visit the Arts Barn and enjoy an old-fashioned ice cream float, view the “Natural Wonders” art exhibit, and enter to win tickets to fall programs, including HAMILTUNES: An American Sing-Along and “Grease” 40th Anniversary film screenings and parties.


SportsFest at Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm

July 14, 8:30 – 11 a.m., 506 South Frederick Avenue

Geared towards youth in grades K - 8, this free event features a variety of activities, nutrition and wellness information and demonstrations, and tips from leading youth sports professionals. The day kicks off with a 1K Fun Run followed by challenges in soccer, football, baseball, track & field, basketball, volleyball, and tennis.


Summer Camp Boat Races

July 18, 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Participants in City of Gaithersburg Summer Camps and invited guests and judges will cheer on teams as they race to the finish line in home-made water crafts. Please note this event is open only to camp participants and invited guests.


Miniature Golf Course

July 21, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., 514 South Frederick Avenue

Get a hole-in-one to spin the prize wheel.


Olde Towne Plaza Ribbon Cutting

July 26, 11:45 a.m.

Join City of Gaithersburg elected officials for a special ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the newest addition to Olde Towne. Cool off in the fountain and enjoy icy treats.


Benjamin Gaither Center Open House

July 27, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sample a 20-minute fitness class, tour the Fitness Center, and experience a presentation highlighting the wonderful programs the Benjamin Gaither Center has to offer.


Explore Gaithersburg’s numerous parks using the Park Finder app here. Discover everything Gaithersburg has to offer in July and beyond at


Share why you think it’s important to explore and discover all Gaithersburg recreation has to offer with the hashtag #DiscoverJuly. To learn more about Park and Recreation Month, visit


About the National Recreation and Park Association

The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all Americans have access to parks and recreation for health, conservation and social equity. Through its network of 60,000 recreation and park professionals and advocates, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation,