Montgomery County News in Brief

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Rock Creek Regional Park Opens 6 Trails to Bicycles

Montgomery County's Parks Department has opened six natural-surface trails in Rock Creek Regional Park to bicycles for the first time. The change, which went into effect Saturday, opens an additional 3.75 miles of trails to bicyclists.

The routes -- all west of Lake Needwood -- include Westside, Gude, Lake Ridge and Blue Heron trails, Parilla Path and Dogwood Run. Trails east of the lake will continue to allow only hikers, ensuring that certain areas remain quiet for fishing.

The change was made to comply with the Rock Creek Regional Park Master and Upper Rock Creek Trail Corridor plans, approved by the Planning Board in October.

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4 Sessions Scheduled On Silver Spring Library

Montgomery County's public library system and Division of Building, Design and Construction are hosting four community workshops to gather feedback on exterior design elements for the new Silver Spring Library.

The sessions are scheduled on the following dates:

-- Next Thursday -- Designers will give background on the library's building schedule, organization and architectural details.

-- May 7 -- A presentation of the library's initial building and open space concepts.

-- May 28 -- Designers will present refined concepts and seek feedback.

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